Monday, November 1, 2010
Catholic missionary exhibit is on display at the Macau Museum of Art
At an exhibition in the Macau Museum of Art, the 400th anniversary of the death of an Italian missionary who entered China's famed Forbidden City is remembered. Catholic proponents hope that the exhibition commemorating Matteo Ricci's death will help to ease tensions from the central government.
Matteo Ricci came to China in 1583 as a Catholic missionary. By the dawn of the 17th century, Ricci had garnered considerable interest from nobles within the royal Chinese court in Beijing, during the Ming Dynasty. According to experts, this exhibit comes at a time where there is a period of possible diplomatic progress between the Vatican and the Chinese Government.
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