Arts News

VATICAN CITY – Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts restored famous frescoes in the Apostolic Palace of Vatican City.

Syriac Christian artist calls paintings of war 'a cry for help'

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LANCASTER, England – A huge plume of grey smoke billows into a vivid blue sky as rooftops and buildings buckle into twisted iron and debris and then begin to fall. Beneath the smoke, human wreckage of the blast is visible: faces of victims contorted in pain and others dead, lying in pools of their own blood.

Man builds replica of St. Peter's Square with 36,000 toothpicks

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VATICAN CITY – The Eiffel Tower, the Roman Coliseum, the Statue of Liberty, the Taj Mahal; are just some of the universal monuments that a Colombian teacher makes to scale out of little wooden sticks (toothpicks).

Baltimore archdiocese discusses murdered nun case ahead of Netflix series

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BALTIMORE, Md. – No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik.

Artist puts art to work to fund parish renovation

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Ernesto Castro believes in putting his art where his faith is.

Martyrs' Shrine poised for transformation

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Mystics, missionaries and martyrs helped found the Church in Canada. Their lives of faith, their dreams, their failures and successes set the template for who we are meant to be. Which is why a summer pilgrimage to the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., can be more than a pleasant Sunday outing.

Winners of the 2017 Easter Drawing Contest

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For Jaclyn Dela Cruz, to properly depict the Resurrection she had to capture how Jesus might have felt on that first Easter morning.

Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ music soars above his suffering

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By most accounts, Ludwig van Beethoven had a pretty miserable life, which makes his Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” all the more remarkable.

Barbara Jatta grew up in the art world – now she heads the Vatican museums

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VATICAN CITY – Barbara Jatta, the newest director of the Vatican museums, and the first woman to hold the position, said that working with art was a natural path for her to follow – and she can’t imagine a better place to do so.

Church puts new shine on old murals made from the faces of local community

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WINDSOR, Ont. – As a young boy, Fr. Patrick Bénéteau would look up in wonder at the marvellously coloured and exacting images of biblical scenes and saints that adorned the ceilings of St. Joseph Church.