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Deputy Chairman of Christie's Noel Annesley unveils a rare drawing by Michelangelo. 
'Study for the Risen Christ'  (PA)

The statue is coming to the National Gallery next year – it is a chance to correct a misperception about the Church

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar

Word this Week

Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

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Peter and John running to Jesus’s empty tomb by Swiss painter Eugène Burnand

Word this Week

Easter Sunday, Acts 10:34 & 37-43; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9 (Year C)

Bishop Davies celebrated the Chrism Mass yesterday evening (Diocese of Shrewsbury)

Bishop Mark Davies preached to clergy during the annual Chrism Mass yesterday

The Kiss of Judas, by Giotto di Bondone

The BBC’s controversial documentary on Judas will not win souls for Christ

Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Gérard Depardieu playing Cyrano de Bergerac  in film from 1990

Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, tells us profound truths via his wonderfully entertaining plays

‘His face was changed’: The Transfiguration of Christ by Giovanni Bellini

Word this Week

Second Sunday of Lent, Gn 15:5-12 & 17-18; Phil 3:17 – 4:1; Lk 9:28-36 (Year C)

Pope Francis greets family members presenting the offertory gifts as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

On the Feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis said that the thirst for God is present in everyone