Date: February 5, 2016
The world’s largest exhibition to be held outside the Holy See of
liturgical artifacts used by popes throughout the centuries was launched Feb. 4 during a ceremony co-hosted by the ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs at National Palace Museum in Taipei City.
Staged by NPM and the Vatican with the support of the MOFA, Treasures from Heaven: A Special Exhibition of Artifacts from the Holy See comprises 60 sets of objects illustrating the artistic values and cultural content of the Roman Catholic Church and its development in the Chinese-speaking world. It underscores 73 years of diplomatic relations between the ROC and Holy See, and highlights the deepening of bilateral relations and exchanges between the two sides.
Attended by ROC President Ma Ying-jeou, MOFA Minister David Y. L. Lin, ROC Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen and a Holy See delegation led by Archbishop Piero Marini, president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, the launch ceremony was a fitting start for this major religious and cultural event. [FULL STORY]