Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Artist will alter unpopular statue of Bl. John Paul II in Rome

Catholic World News - August 29, 2011

The sculptor of a highly controversial image of Blessed John Paul II has agreed to modify the statue, in response to a wave of public hostility.

Oliviero Rainaldi says that he will make some changes in the statute, which is now on display outside Rome’s busiest rail station. The abstract image has drawn intense criticism, with some leaders of both Church and state suggesting that it should be removed.

Although he has indicated a willingness to alter the image, Rainaldi insists that the changes will be “minimal.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Spiritual riches and poverty 13 hours ago
Vibrant Catholicism, 1: Lamenting the entire 20th century 19 hours ago
Holding bishops accountable: the next steps May 27
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See May 27
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! May 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days