What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Pope Francis: No people is criminal and no religion is terrorist

February 17, 2017. Pope Francis has sent an important message to the Meetings of Popular Movements that is taking place in Modesto (California). The pope denounces the "moral blindness of this indifference”: "under the guise of what is politically correct or ideologically fashionable, one looks at those who suffer without touching them. But they are televised live; they are talked about in euphemisms and with apparent tolerance, but nothing is done systematically to heal the social wounds or to confront the structures that leave so many brothers and sisters by the wayside”.
World

The government of the Order of Malta will elect the successor of the Grand Master in April

February 15, 2017. On April 29, the Council Complete of State, the Order’s constitutional body, will elect the next Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (or, as provided for in the Constitution, a Lieutenant of the Grand Master, to hold office for a year).
Pope Francis

Pope names a Special Envoy for Medjugorje

< style> February 11, 2017. Pope Francis has asked Henryk Hoser, S.A.C., bishop of Warsaw-Prague (Poland), to go to Medjugorje as Special Envoy of the Holy See. According< g> the Vatican, "the mission has the aim of acquiring a deeper knowledge of the pastoral situation there and above all, of the needs of the faithful who go there in pilgrimage, and on the basis of this, to suggest possible pastoral initiatives for the future”.

Guarani sculptures reflect the European influence in Uruguay

2014-11-02

The indigenous missionaries from the Society of Jesus arrived to Uruguay's current territory in the 17th century. They were the first new Christians evangelized by European missionaries. They left behind a valuable legacy that today allows us to discover the influence the missionaries had on the South American nation.

Through wooden sculptures and archeological objects, the "Uruguay in Guarani” exhibit offers a pathway through the country's culture.

FR. NICOLA MAPELLI
Ethnological Collections – Vatican Museums
"The Guarani sculpted these wooden sculptures using paintings brought from Europe by Jesuits as examples. It is interesting to highlight that there are sculptures of the Virgin Mary, of Saint Anthony, Saint Nicholas of Bari and Saint Charles.”

An example of the European influence over the indigenous missionaries can be seen in the eyes of this image of the Virgin Mary. They are blue, an unusual color among the Guarani.

It is the first time these pieces travel to Europe. The Vatican Museums are hosting this unique display. 

FR. NICOLA MAPELLI
Ethnological Collections – Vatican Museums
"The Vatican Museums are very important to the world. More than 5 million people pass through here every year to see the masterpieces by Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. That this collection is here is a way to give importance to the Guarani people and their culture.”

After the Vatican Museums, the collection will travel in the following months to Hamburg, Germany and to Valencia, Spain to spread knowledge about the roots that America and Europe share.


YJA/CA
AA
JM
-PR
Up: MPI