Now, ‘The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a select group of people dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the vast and unique collection of art contained in the Vatican Museums. The Patrons have been in existence since 1982 when a major exhibition of Vatican art toured the United States in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Restoration of the art contained in the exhibition was made possible by donors recognizing the unique opportunity to participate in the work of the Vatican Museums. One year later, the Patrons organization was officially launched. Patrons worldwide have accepted the same membership in this exclusive work of art history.
Although the Vatican Museums host over 15,000 visitors each day, the sale of tickets only provides for the daily operation of the museums. The museums are not subsidized by the Holy See and must be self-sufficient which means that the work of restoration and conservation must be supported by Patrons dedicated to the unique spiritual and cultural mission of the Vatican Museums and Pontifical Galleries. While often unseen the conservation of the irreplaceable art collections is an invitation to be personally involved in one of the worlds greatest treasures of art and culture.
Patrons are invited to donate $500.00 annually per person for membership, $1,000.00 for family membership, or $250.00 for junior membership (35 years of age and under). These membership fees are used for restoration work, conservation projects, equipment for the restoration laboratories, capital improvements and acquisition of art. Patrons come from all over the world, representing various religious backgrounds, and bring different experiences to the Patrons Chapters throughout North America and Europe. The Chapters meet regularly, sponsor dinners and social events to plan and raise money for restorations and travel to the Vatican Museums to see the results of their efforts. Patrons receive a Vatican Museums Report from the International Director at the Vatican and notification of special events prepared specifically for Patrons’. From: http://www.vatican-patrons.org/
So, we know also that Benny Hinn is helping the Vatican to restore and preserve the so called sacred statues and images of the Vatican, which are idols.
What a scandal, what a shame.
Beware of this man, for he is not a servant of Jesus Christ.
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