Pro-life group, visual artists to hold art exhibit on papal visits

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MANILA, July 12, 2015–Prolife Philippines Foundation, in partnership with art group GruppoBiswal, will be holding an art exhibit this July, featuring papal visits around the world to raise funds for two of its projects that aim to help the Archdiocese of Palo.

Opening on July 31, Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Barbara’s Restaurant, located at the Plaza San Luis Complex in Intramuros, Manila, the exhibit will run until Aug. 14, 2015.

2nd ‘Benedizione’ exhibit

Held in partnership with GruppoBiswal’s visual artists, the exhibit, entitled “PAPA KIKO Benedizionedel Papa II”, will feature a collection of paintings of Pope Francis and his visits to different parts of the globe. The collection will also include memorable images of the Supreme Pontiff’s visit to the Philippines last January.

The upcoming showcase, which marks the second “Benedizione” exhibit to be held, aims to raise funds for the maintenance of the Pope Francis Center in Palo, Leyte and to help finance the needs of the orphans at the Hayag Orphanage in Ormoc City, Leyte.

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The first “Benedizione” exhibit was mounted at the Manila Cathedral Basilica from Dec. 31 until the actual papal visit last January.

‘Big difference’

It was highlighted by the unveiling of the Mural of the Five Popes, blessed by Manila Archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. The Mural, now displayed in the Manila Cathedral Basilica sacristy, was also painted by GruppoBiswal artists.

Leyte is among the most battered places by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which ravaged Central Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013 with tsunami-like storm surges and winds of up to 315 kilometers an hour, claiming the lives of at least 6,200 people with 2,000 others missing.

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“Your donation will certainly make a big difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in the Archdiocese of Palo and in all the other places where Pro-Life Philippines will endeavor our brethren to embrace the value of life and the natural family,” Palo Archbishop John Du said in his endorsement letter.

For more information about the exhibit, interested parties may call or text Pro-Life Philippines at +639192337783 or via email at life@prolife.org.ph/prolifephil@gmail.com. (Jennifer M. Orillaza/CBCP News)

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