Vatican City, 4 June 2013 (VIS) – The Santa Catalina Monastery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, inaugurated the first photo exhibit on Pope Francis yesterday, 3 June. Entitled “Francis: Servant in Buenos Aires, Servant for the World” the exhibit offers 25 images, mostly previously unpublished, of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's pastoral activities as archbishop of Buenos Aires, the work of photographer Enrique Cangas.
Cangas' photos show Cardinal Bergoglio washing the feet of an elderly woman in Penna Hospital, celebrating Mass with children in Roca Park, at the traditional Corpus Christi procession, or meeting with his evangelical “brothers” at an amusement park. “My objective,” declared photographer who has had the opportunity to portray the portray the Pope on various occasions, “was to show that Pope Francis' attitudes and gestures, which today are amazing the world and opening a period of hope for the whole Church, are a continuation of what he demonstrated in Buenos Aires.”
The exhibit, which is free of charge, will continue until 28 June.