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Arts and Entertainment Pope Francis

Why did the Pope cross the road? To host 100 comedians

As they waited for Pope Francis to arrive at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican Apostolic Palace for an early morning audience, late-night comedy stars looked at each other and thought, “something’s wrong”. Source: CNS.

Arts and Entertainment Pope Francis

Funny business: Pope to address top comedians at the Vatican

Pope Francis will take the mic in front of over 100 comics, stand-up comedians and humourists, including Americans Stephen Colbert and Whoopi Goldberg, at the Vatican on Friday. Source: CNA.

Arts and Entertainment Pope Francis

Pope to spotlight women’s prison art exhibit

Pope Francis will go to Venice in April to visit a women’s prison where the Holy See has set up its pavilion for the Venice Biennale, a major international contemporary art exhibition. Source: The Catholic Sun.

Arts and Entertainment United States

Catholic University to auction Wizard of Oz dress

The Catholic University of America is set to auction the legendary blue gingham checkered dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, after a court ruling greenlit the auction. Source: OSV News.

Arts and Entertainment

Scorsese completes script for new film on Jesus

Oscar winner Martin Scorsese has confirmed that a script for his new movie, A Life of Jesus, is now finished. Source: National Catholic Register.

Arts and Entertainment

Catholics in Norway hail Nobel Prize for writer-convert

Church leaders in Norway have welcomed the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Jon Fosse, a Catholic convert, predicting the honour could raise Catholicism’s profile in the traditionally Protestant country. Source: OSV News.

Arts and Entertainment Education

Catholic college band wins national people’s choice award

M22, a Christian music band from a Melbourne Catholic school, has taken out the Christian Media & Arts Australia Artist of the Year – People’s Choice Award. Source: MACS.

Arts and Entertainment

Artist draws on faith as source of inspiration

Drawing on faith as a source of inspiration was behind Tasmanian artist Catherine Sandric’s recent art exhibition in Hobart. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Arts and Entertainment Environment

Laudato Si’ documentary to premiere on US television

Pope Francis is getting more non-Catholics to do his work in caring for the environment. The latest is Nicolas Brown, who directed a documentary on the Pope’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home. Source: CNS.