Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vatican unveils plans to host 4 major exhibitions this year

The Vatican will commemorate the fourth centennial of the first translation of the Bible into English. It's commonly known as the King James Bible. It will be held at an exhibition organized by the American Bible Society.

The Vatican Governorate has announced it is working on three other exhibitions. One is dedicated to Antoni Gaudi, the architect of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, which Benedict XVI visited during his lightning trip to Spain in November of 2010.

They are also preparing a showing of the Sistine Chapel's secrets for the 500 year anniversary of Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes.

The last major exhibition they're preparing is on Saint Catherine of Siena, one of Europe's three patron saints. It will honor the 550th anniversary of her canonization.

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