ROME (RNS) The Pontifical Council for Culture had chosen a photograph of the 1936 “Venus Restored” sculpture for its Feb. 4-7 conference on women and equality. But the choice of a sculpture bound in ropes to discuss women’s emancipation was deemed inappropriate in some quarters.
Articles tagged “Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi”
ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Bernini, but the marriage between art and faith became estranged in modern times. With a new exhibit at the prestigious Venice Biennial art festival, the Vatican hopes to revive church patronage of the arts.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Wading into one of the most controversial fields of modern medicine, the Vatican is promoting adult stem cells as an ethical and scientifically more promising approach to genetic therapy than embryonic stem cells.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is known for his wide interests, and seemingly Internet-like omniscience. And some Catholics say he could just be the next pope.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s culture ministry warned that the Catholic Church risks losing future generations if it doesn’t learn how to understand young people, their language and their culture.