- Sep 18, 2020
A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist’s tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax.
As Florence, Italy, remembered the day 50 years ago when the Arno River burst its banks on Nov. 4, 1966, Italian clergy and religious who participated in relief efforts, known as “mud angels,” recalled the experience as a lesson in theology “with a shovel in the hand.”
Pope Francis offered a sweeping summary of his vision for the Catholic Church on Tuesday, telling a gathering of Italian Catholics in Florence that the Church must be open to change while rejecting a “controlling, hard, and prescriptive” style. “… It is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism