The Vatican has opened an exhibition of works by Rembrandt van Rijn: the first exhibit of the Dutch artist ever shown at the Vatican Museums.
Antonio Paolucci, the director of the Vatican Museums, said that the
exhibition is an indication of the ecumenical priorities of Pope
Francis, “who made the unity of Christians one of his goals.”
Rembrandt exhibition opened just over a month after the visit by Pope
Francis to Sweden, to join in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary
of the Reformation.
Queen Silvia of Sweden was in Rome for the opening of the Rembrandt show, as was Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.