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ART EXPRESSES THE BEAUTY OF FAITH????
"In every age the Church has called upon the arts to give expression to the beauty of her faith and to proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God’s creation, the dignity of human beings made in his image and likeness, and the power of Christ’s death and resurrection to bring redemption and rebirth to a world touched by the tragedy of sin and death" Pope Francis Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace 19 October 2013The Italian company that made the "Resurrexifix" for Pope Francis has mining concerns in Argentina & Honduras and prides itself on its "Ethical Jewelry" or no dirty gold as in blood diamonds etc....
Its all corporate PR or BS - you, as an American customer will of course pay a premium for ethical jewelry or for "clean" gold (no dirty gold) and your girlfriend will love you all the more if you show her just how much you care about the treatment of the modern day slaves digging for gold - you know - the same modern day slaves that panned for the gold on the Honduran Guayape River in order to make the anti-crucifix.
And just what kind of expression of faith is this work suppose to give? From a distance look:
And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle: and on their heads were, as it were, crowns like gold: and their faces were as the faces of men. Apoc.I wouldn't know from a distance just what this image is. One can only guess.