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  • Vatican plea to uncover Virgin Mary and show her breast-feeding baby Jesus

    06/30/2008 10:43:44 PM PDT · by annalex · 109 replies · 5,814+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:09 PM on 23rd June 2008 | Simon Caldwell
    Vatican plea to uncover Virgin Mary and show her breast-feeding baby Jesus By Simon Caldwell Last updated at 11:09 PM on 23rd June 2008 [...] ...artists later depicted the nursing Mary fully clothed because the Protestant reformers were generally critical of "the carnality and unbecoming nature of many sacred images". But Miss Scaraffia argued that later depictions had also diminished the Madonna’ s human side "that touches the hearts and faith of the devout". Miss Scaraffia said that when the early Christian artists represented the Virgin breast-feeding they had sought to reveal the reality of God's incarnation. [...] Images of...