The exhibition takes place on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla. It will be open to the public until April 2, 2021, the anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II.
Italy – Rome (20/10/2020 16:00, Gaudium Press) — The Embassy of Poland before the Holy See and the Vatican John Paul II Foundation are sponsoring an exhibition of objects, photographs and images of St. John Paul II.
Among the various objects of the Polish Pontiff, which visitors will be able to see up close, are two direct relics (blood and hair), an original manuscript of two papal audiences, a chasuble used during his pontificate, a copy of his ring, and other objects from the Pope’s Museum.
Also to be seen are life-size sculptures made by the artist Albano Poli, of which “John Paul II Suffering” for the Cathedral of Ancona (Italy) and a bronze bust made for the Cathedral of Havana (Cuba).
The photographer Giancarlo Giuliani, who for many years covered the Pontificate of St. John Paul II, made available part of his photographic archive to be exhibited at the show. Other photographs are by Alessia, Giancarlo’s daughter, and illustrate part of the Polish Pontiff’s life.
The exhibition is free of charge and takes place at Galeria Arte Poli (Borgo Vittorio 88), near St. Peter’s Square. It will be open until April 2, 2021, the anniversary of the death of St. John Paul II. (EPC)