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Black Humour: Decadent Vatican Makes Fun of Christ

The Twitter account of the controversial Pontifical Academy for Life published on September 12 a photomontage of Michelangelo’s famous Pietà with a black Christ.

The accompanying text said, “An image that is worth a speech.”

The Academy is used as private playground by its president, pro-gay Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

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Eva
A speech about how those at the Pontifical Academy For Life lost their way
Eva
Best comment to this Tweed found on Twitter:
Seidenspinner
There isn't a "Black Jesus" or a "White Jesus" (in this case, a Marble Jesus...): there is only one Christ, truly born of the Virgin Mary, Son of David, Lion of Judah, Glory of Israel, Man and God, Lord of All, the Desired of All Nations, the Redeemer of all peoples.
Seidenspinner
The Vatican’s department of agitation and propaganda is at it again
Chris Benischek
What we have come to expect from the false pope and his legions.
foward
Simply satanic.
Tesa
Photograph of László Tóth vandalizing the Pietà in 1972
Seidenspinner
"In presenting Mary as a white woman holding her black son, PAL could well be seen as perpetuating white supremacist norms, showing that white came before black, that black is not possible without white, and that white remains the great Mother of us all," remarked Fiamengo, former professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Seidenspinner
Joseph Shaw, a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts, told Church Militant that "the manipulated image of one of the most famous pieces of religious art in the world is disturbing, and feels like an offense against the art, its creator, and those who love it as art and venerate it for its subject."
"One of the beautiful realities of the Catholic Church is its incorporation of all cultur…More
Joseph Shaw, a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts, told Church Militant that "the manipulated image of one of the most famous pieces of religious art in the world is disturbing, and feels like an offense against the art, its creator, and those who love it as art and venerate it for its subject."
"One of the beautiful realities of the Catholic Church is its incorporation of all cultures and peoples, with their artistic traditions. One can see devotional images of Christ and Our Lady from China, Egypt, Latin America and Northern Europe from every age of the Church," Dr. Shaw observed.
Shaw, an Oxford academic in medieval philosophy, elaborated:
This doctored Pietà, however, does not give that message of inclusivity and universality which is given by this authentic and spontaneous artistic pluralism. Instead it appears to be a political statement, and a deliberately divisive one: one that even divides Christ from His Blessed Mother, from whom He took His human nature.
"Devotional art should never be used for political ends: it cheapens and desacralizes it and is an offense against God and His Saints who alone should be its subject," Shaw stressed.