Rafael In the “Service” of the Pope

Ostianian Conquest

Rafaek Conquest Of Ostania

In the Catholic Church, the pope has dual role: the pope is not only the governor of the Vatican country, but also the highest religious authority.
The picture above was painted in his bedroom, about nine meters height. But unlike the respect you would expect from such a picture, it appears to be mocking the policy of the church’s cruelly way of handling the invaders. Instead of focusing on the glory of victory, the picture draws our attention towards the slaughter. I find this picture the harshest one.
Watching this bloodbath, all these pictures being executed… How could the merciful icon of the Catholic Church be mocked like this in his own bedroom? Why did he invite a picture that shows him ignoring the suffering?(Not mentioning how much the picture has cost to him…)

 

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