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from 07 February 2013 to 01 May 2013
Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo

In Peter's Footsteps

Press Release

With his Apostolic Letter Porta fidei, Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year of Faith, the start of which coincided felicitously with two anniversaries that were highly significant from both the spiritual and the cultural points of view: the fiftieth of the opening of Vatican Council II (October 11, 1962) and the twentieth of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992).   

Curated by don Alessio Geretti, who was appointed by the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization – the body of the Holy See that is in charge of the main events of the Year of Faith addressed to the universal Church – the exhibition has been jointly organized by the Comitato di San Floriano di Illegio in Friuli and the city of Rome’s Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale.

Even more than an exhibition of art, «In Peter’s Footsteps» is a journey of the mind and the heart that engages believers, nonbelievers, and those of other faiths in the evocative power of a story and a dramatic representation of what faith means. Faith is not defined, nor is it declared through concepts, but is the sole actor on the stage, the manifest cause of the passions and intuitions, the dark moments of toil and crisis, the tears of sorrow and tears of joy, and the rash gestures and heroic gestures that – one step after another – constitute the path, the journey of the man and of the most decisive witness in the world for the faith of Christians: St. Peter.