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Pietà Re-imagined in Times of Corona

This is “Good Friday 2020” by Ukrainian Jesuit, Vyacheslav Okun, who is a professor of philosophy at the Jesuit Ignatian University in Krakow and also at the Vatican.

This striking new art work is based on Caravaggio’s “The Entombment of Christ”, and is described by artist Diana Muñiz in the following way:

“In this Pietà, Mary’s suffering over the destroyed body of Christ after he is taken off the cross is reimagined and substituted as the suffering and grief of healthcare workers in the midst of the current global coronavirus pandemic.”

Source: Jesuits in Britain

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