ROME — The Pontifical Academy of Life has tweeted out a photoshopped version of Michelangelo’s statue of the Pietà, making the body of Jesus black.
In its tweet, the Pontifical Academy, headed by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, calls the photo “An image that is worth a speech.”
An image that is worth a speech. pic.twitter.com/RnqzEXiW1V
— Pontifical Academy Life (@PontAcadLife) September 12, 2020
In an article titled “Pontifical Academy for Life makes powerful anti-racism statement with ‘Black Lives Matter’ Pietà,” the Catholic news agency Novenanews.com praised the work and associated it directly with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Several Catholic prelates have not been so supportive of BLM, however, including the South African Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, who accused the movement of betraying the black community.
Black Lives Matter is “committed to dismantling the very values, structure and institutions” central to a healthy society, Cardinal Napier declared this past