Conference at Vatican Museums recalls attack on Pietà
Catholic World News - May 22, 2013
The Vatican Museums hosted a conference on May 21 devoted to the 1972 attack on Michelangelo’s Pietà and the sculpture’s subsequent restoration.
On May 21, 1972, a mentally disturbed man shouted, “I am Jesus Christ risen from the dead,” and delivered 15 hammer blows to the Pietà.
Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica, joined several scholars in speaking at the conference.
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