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29 September 2022
Synod Art Depicts Woman in Priestly Vestments, Person in ‘PRIDE’ T-Shirt
CV NEWS FEED // As a select group of Church representatives gather in Frascati, Italy this week, the Catholic Church’s “Synod on Synodality” enters its “continental phase.”
Designated “experts” from five continents will meet until October 1 near Rome to review pages of summaries from the 2021- 2022 regional episcopal synods and produce from them one global synthesis document.
Included in the items for review are pieces of artwork, which are highlighted on the Synod’s official social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
The origins and purpose of the artwork are unknown. J.D. Flynn of the Pillarreported: “I’m not actually sure whether it’s fan art, or included in a national synthesis document, or has instead been sketched out while these folks are at work on the next stage.”
The art in question is in a graphic-novel style and includes English words, images, and symbols as well as the official watermark seal of the Vatican Synod.
Some of the images caused a storm of negative feedback on social media.
Brother Anthony Maria Akerman, OP, tweeted:
@FishEaters offered Twitter followers an alternative selection of Catholic art: