Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,368 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican newspaper pays tribute to architect Portoghesi

Catholic World News - November 08, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to architect and scholar Paolo Portoghesi on his eightieth birthday.

“Like many authentic artists, Portoghesi has never ceased fighting for his ideas, which often create waves among the so-called experts of international architecture,” writes Sandro Barbagallo. “He is responsible for the development of ‘geo-architecture,’ a new school of thought which highlights the value of difference, convincing the ‘archistar’ to respect and defend the genius loci of the places in which he is called to work … A profound religious sense emanates from both his work and his writings.”

Portoghesi, for his part, paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI. “I have read many of his books, written when he was cardinal and Pope, and I always found a strength of certainty in his words,” said Portoghesi. “He is usually accused of being a conservative Pope, but I think, on the contrary, he is an innovator, because, preserving the energy of the faith from dispersion, he will allow Christianity to dialogue with modern culture and not passively accept its influence, but correct its course.”

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($125,746 to go):
$150,000.00 $24,253.70
84% 16%
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.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ignatius Press into the Breach: Trumping the Kasper Proposal 11 hours ago
Has the Vatican finally discovered how to avoid inaccurate English translations? 15 hours ago
The Synod: It's a Wrap! October 21
A chaotic synod? Not in its results October 21
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat October 21

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6