The presence of present-day visual arts in places where the Catholic faith is being celebrated today is an exception rather than the norm. Which parish church has a work of art of the XXIst century? The galleries of the Vatican Museums go as far as the pontificate of Paul VI but neither Pope John Paul II, nor Benedict XVI nor Francis have taken much to heart to extend collections to current times. Does this tell us something about the relationship between the place of the Catholic Church in today’s society?
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