Why was Pieta made?

Why was Pieta made?

The Pieta was created by Michelangelo in 1498 and it was requested by a French Cardinal to decorate his tomb. ... Michelangelo was a highly religious man who primarily worked for the Catholic church. He therefore believed in piety and the sin of lust. In his Pieta Mary is seen as a youthful figure cradling her adult son.

Can I take a backpack into the Vatican?

If you bring any large bags or backpacks, you will have to check them. Same with large umbrellas. Wheelchairs are of course permitted inside the Vatican Museums. For a complete list of items allowed/not allowed inside the Vatican Museums, visit their website.

Does the Pope drink?

There are no prohibitions on the Pope's consumption of alcohol, and most Popes have treated themselves to a drink, at least on occasion. Pope Paul VI liked to relax with a highball (light scotch and soda), while Pope Benedict XVI, in true German style, favored beer, which he has continued to enjoy in his retirement.

What does the pope do all day?

What does the Pope do all day? The Pope's daily routine is fairly normal, all things considered. He wakes up early, celebrates mass, and eats surprisingly unfussy meals – though he apparently longs to nosh on pizza. Outside of his public engagements, the day-to-day schedule of the Pope is essentially up to him.