- Jan 25, 2020
On Monday, a video emerged of two men stealing an indigenous statue of a naked pregnant woman that had been on display in a Roman church and then, bit by bit, tossing the images into the Tiber River. There is actually precedent for Monday’s mise-en-scène, involving tossing not a figurine into the Tiber but a pope.
“The image of an island is a very beautiful one,” said Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich in taking possession of his church on Rome’s Tiber island. “It is a place of refuge from waters that are turbulent, a refuge for those people who have the courage to approach it from any side…it is a significant reminder to us that the church should be open to people coming to it from all sides.”