Former director of the Vatican Museums Francesco Buranelli speaks in front of a copy by Pietro Facchetti of Renaissance master Pintoricchio’s mural depicting Borgia Pope Alexander VI on his knees before Baby Jesus held by the Virgin Mary that once decorated a private chamber in the Borgia papal apartment at the Vatican.
Former director of the Vatican Museums Francesco Buranelli speaks in front of a copy by Pietro Facchetti of Renaissance master Pintoricchio’s mural depicting Borgia Pope Alexander VI on his knees before Baby Jesus held by the Virgin Mary that once decorated a private chamber in the Borgia papal apartment at the Vatican. Domenico Stinellis AP
Former director of the Vatican Museums Francesco Buranelli speaks in front of a copy by Pietro Facchetti of Renaissance master Pintoricchio’s mural depicting Borgia Pope Alexander VI on his knees before Baby Jesus held by the Virgin Mary that once decorated a private chamber in the Borgia papal apartment at the Vatican. Domenico Stinellis AP

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