Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dedication of New Venerable Pius XII Statue Near Rome

Statue commissioned for the convent garden of the order of the Sisters Ancelle della Visitazione located in Santa Marinella, north of Rome.  Statue created in Rome by Sicilian artist Renato Palella.


  1. Viva il Papa Romano!

  2. While it is marvellous to see a statue of venerable Pius XII beeing erected it would have been better to have a figure which outlines his distinctive physiognomy more realistically also the depicted gesture was rather alien for the beloved pontiff when gloriously reigning. I have seen this saintly pope in the 1950s in close vicinity very often, but this gesture I have never registered.