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Website Review: Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi

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Christus Rex is dedicated to the dissemination of information on works of art preserved in churches, cathedrals and monasteries all over the world. They intend to assemble a collection of images that will constitute a visual representation of the Bible, and a world wide tour of churches and monasteries, comprising in excess of 10,000 images.

While the site is a virtual treasure of information and resources related to the Church and the arts, it also contains some very questionable material on subjects such as the Jews and the Holocaust, and the war in Iraq. We suggest avoiding these sections altogether.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 11/05/1999; Last Updated: 10/18/2013

  1. Fidelity: Caution
  2. Resources: Excellent
  3. Useability: Difficult


  • Writings of Pope John Paul II  Resources 
  • Jerusalem - the Lord's Prayer in 1221 Languages  Resources 
  • Churches of Jerusalem  Resources 
  • The Crusaders' Journeys to Jerusalem (1095-1291) - Sabino De Sandoli, OFM  Resources 
  • Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291) - Sabino De Sandoli, OFM  Resources 
  • The Peaceful Liberation of the Holy Places in the XIV Century - Sabino De Sandoli  Resources 
  • The Sistine Chapel  Resources 
  • The Raphael Stanze and Loggia  Resources 
  • The Vatican Museums  Resources 
  • Giotto  Resources 
  • The Book of Hours  Resources 
  • Splendors of Christendom  Resources 
  • Renaissance Paintings Gallery  Resources 
  • The Russian Icon  Resources 
  • The Khazar Empire and its Heritage  Resources 
  • Vatican City  Resources 
  • Tiananmen, A Pictorial History  Resources 


  • Fidelity: Questionable links Example(s)
  • Fidelity: The site condemns the war in Iraq using inflammatory language. It makes it seems as if the Church itself is teaching that the war is mortal sin.
  • Fidelity: Contains information about unapproved and even condemned apparitions, including Bayside, New York, Medjugorje, and others.
  • Fidelity: Anti-Semitic material and links Example(s)
  • Useability: All of the information is presented in large lists on the home page. The small fonts, colors used, and general organization make it extremely difficult to use the site.
  • Useability: Many outdated or broken links


Culture > Arts

More Information

Website Established: 12/22/94
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi
Michael Olteanu
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