On Sunday, 31 January, Benedict XVI visited the exhibition entitled “Power and Grace: The Patron Saints of Europe” which was on display at the Palazzo Venezia, Rome.
The masterpieces that the Pope viewed during his Visit recount the evolution of the relationship between faith and culture, holiness and power – between the Church and the political world in continental Europe down the centuries. These themes reflect the desire of the Italian government to reaffirm the presence and the power of Europe's Christian roots, said Mr Gianni Letta, the Undersecretary to the President of the Ministry Council of the Italian Republic, who was among those receiving the Pope on his Visit.
At the Visit's conclusion, the Holy Father was presented with a reproduction of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's depiction of Constantine on horseback.
St. Peter’s Square
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