New Vatican Stamp, the Germans Don’t Like It

New Vatican Stamp, the Germans Don’t Like It

[Muscle Beach Jesus] – 3/1/18
The Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office presented a new stamp for Easter 2018 with the value of 0,95 cent.

The image on the stamp is the risen Christ originally painted by the known Spanish artist Raúl Berzosa, 38, in 2016. (February 28), the website of the German bishops who prefer grey and ugly “art”, stated that the chosen picture is “superficial” showing Jesus’ muscular upper body “well-trained in the gym”.

Berzosa has produced artwork for the former Benedict XVI, the cathedral of Fargo, North Dakota, for liturgical handouts in the Vatican, as well as portraits of John Paul I, John Paul II, and Cardinal Amato, and paintings for many other occasions.

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One comment on “New Vatican Stamp, the Germans Don’t Like It

  1. For once, German Revolutionaries got one right. It’s kitschy and irreverent, a sop to materialists.
    Great religious art must draw upon the Incarnation and it should never employ secular themes.

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