Pontifical Academy for Life causes debate with "Black Pietà" tweet.An image of Michelangelo's Pietà depicting Jesus as black, tweeted by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, has caused much debate in Italy and elsewhere.
The pontifical academy has received praise as well as condemnation from conservative Catholic sites, particularly in the US, which have compared it in a negative way to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Others chastised with "Don't touch Michelangelo," or made parallels to Laszlo Toth, the Hungarian who vandalised the Pietà in 1972, with the comment: "He did less damage."
An image that is worth a speech. pic.twitter.com/RnqzEXiW1V— Pontifical Academy Life (@PontAcadLife) September 12, 2020
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