Elderly woman who ruined fresco seeks church’s tourist proceeds

Zaragoza, Spain, Sep 21, 2012 / 12:14 am (CNA).- An 81-year-old woman whose failed restoration of a Spanish Catholic church’s 19th-century fresco became the laughingstock of the world now wants the church to pay her a portion of the funds it is collecting from tourists who want to see the ruined work of art.Cecilia Gimenez attempted to restore Elijah Garcia Martinez’s peeling “Ecce Homo” fresco of Jesus Christ at Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Zaragoza, Spain. The result … [Read more...]

Cardinal Arinze says evangelization needs acts of charity

Denver, Colo., Sep 20, 2012 / 07:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis Arinze said Sept. 18 that evangelization is at the center of the Church’s mission and that acts of charity are an indispensable part of this effort.“If the Church did not evangelize, it would end up in the Vatican Museum,” he told the audience.The cardinal delivered his remarks to a standing room-only crowd at Bonfils Hall on the grounds of the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization in … [Read more...]


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