Exhibit Honors John Paul II Visit To New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than 25 years ago, Pope John Paul II made a historic visit to New Orleans, and now a new generation has the chance to experience some of those memories through an exhibit at the city's Museum of Art.
"Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art" opened Friday and features photographs of the pontiff's 1987 visit to New Orleans, as well as fine art, artifacts and sacred objects related to him. The exhibit runs through June 16.
Cardinals worldwide have gathered in Rome for a conclave to select a new pontiff to replace Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who resigned last month. In New Orleans, it was Benedict's predecessor, John Paul II, who left a lasting mark on the community.