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‘We are in need of a new beauty’: Pope opens new contemporary art gallery in historic Vatican library

"Cultures become sick when they become self-referential," says Pope Francis at gallery launch

Pope cuts pay for clerics but not for Vatican Museum employees

After pandemic revenue crash, Vatican slashes its spending but protects all jobs

Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican’s other priceless treasures in online attacks

The Apostolic Library has partnered with a cyber defence firm to prevent further attempts to steal and manipulate its digital collection

Pope Francis, his crucifix and the Virgin Mary: miraculous or merely traditional?

Art history removes the numinous from art. At the Vatican’s Covid-19 blessing we saw it invoked again

Top museum directors on the challenges of climate change and mass tourism

Vatican conference on preventive conservation warns of environmental impact of short-term politics

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Curator Andrew Bolton’s Costume Institute blockbuster is pointlessly offensive to believers

Vatican begins final work on Raphael rooms

The work may make it possible to identify which parts of the frescoes were painted by Giulio Romano, Raphael’s most trusted apprentice

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Gay images censored after Vatican’s legal threat

Gonzalo Orquín received a letter from the Vicariate of Rome

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Colour restored to Vatican’s Raphaels

After more than a decade, restoration of the monumental fresco cycle has finally been completed

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The V&A and the RA compete to present a Vatican show timed to coincide with the first state visit to Britain of Pope Benedict XVI

V&A will reunite Raphael’s Sistine tapestries with their cartoons for first time in 500 years

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Art theft: Olé, oy vey!

Fake rabbis rob Spanish monastery