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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blessed Pope Paul VI


Giovanni Conservo  (1935 - 2010)
Papa Paolo VI
1977
Aquarelle on panel
30 x 25 cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea,  Concesio




Aldo Carpi (1886–1973)
Paolo VI e Athenagora
1968
Oil on canvas
80 x 80 cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea,  Concesio



Pietro de Paolis
Portrait of Paul VI with Mitre
1970
Dry pastel on panel
50 x 35 cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea,  Concesio



Dina Bellotti 1912 - 2003
Paul VI in audience
1968 - 70
Tempera on panel
130 x 200 cm
Centro studi "Paolo VI" sull'arte moderna e contemporanea,  Concesio



THe good news is that Pope Francis will beatify Paul VI on 19th October

A much underestimated Pope whom Pope Benedict XVI held in the highest esteem and for whom he began the process of "rehabilitation" in 2008/9

There are some who will not welcome this decision

However his personal piety is beyond doubt

Pope Pius XII made him Archbishop of Milan and offered him a red hat which he turned down. It is difficult to believe that Pius XII would have done this if he had any doubts about his personal character

Saint Pope John XXIII held him in high esteem. He elevated him to the cardinalate and summoned him to his deathbed

He transformed the Church while adhering to the essentials of Tradition