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Vatican newspaper pays tribute to Resurrection sculpture in papal audience hall

Catholic World News - September 20, 2012

L’Osservatore Romano has paid tribute to Pericle Fazzili and his monumental “Resurrection” sculpture on the 35th anniversary of its placement in the hall used for papal general audiences.

“The religious yearning that enlivened [Fazzili] soon was accompanied by the impatient desire to define his own style with cultural references ranging in tradition and modernity,” writes Chiara Barbato. “It is clear from his brief statements that the terms ‘art and religion’ communicate and converge, if in their respective channels, in a single sentiment of faith: ‘for us, young people, every statue is a prayer.’”

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  • Posted by: filioque - Sep. 20, 2012 6:18 AM ET USA

    Sorry, I have stared long and hard at that thing, a great distraction during papal audiences, and it resembles nothing so much as a briar patch. I cannot fathom what it has to do with the Resurrection. It is ugly and should be melted down so that something beautiful can be made.

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