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JPII Exhibit Extended To July 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:              
Sarah McDonald                                              Anna Toujas                      
Archdiocese of New Orleans                           Archdiocese of New Orleans/Catholic Charities(504) 596-3023 or (504) 339-6375                (504) 592-5690
smcdonald@arch-no.org                                atoujas@arch-no.org

JPII EXHIBIT EXTENDED TO JULY 7
Portrait of Faith originally scheduled to close Father's Day weekend to be held over due to popularity

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Archdiocese of New Orleans and the New Orleans Museum of Art announced today that Portrait of Faith: Blessed John Paul II in Life and Art has been extended past its original closing date of June 16 to July 7.  The exhibit has attracted thousands of people to NOMA and is counted as one of the museum's post popular special exhibits in its history.

NOMA Director Susan Taylor announced, "NOMA has been delighted by the response to Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art, an exhibition organized by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. We are pleased to announce that the show has been extended until July 7, 2013."

The exhibit, sponsored by the archdiocese and curated by NOMA and the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, focuses on Blessed John Paul II's 1987 visit to New Orleans with collected and original art.  The exhibit also features the priceless jeweled Monstrance created for the 1938 Eucharistic Congress held in New Orleans, as well as personal items and vestments belonging to the Pope.

"Blessed John Paul II was a great spiritual leader and had an innate ability to communicate with people," said Archbishop Gregory Aymond. "I am so pleased that his visit and his love for all people, including  the people of New Orleans, continues to be felt through this exhibit and that it has touched so many in our community and beyond."

The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours Tuesday through Sundays now through July 7.  For more information you can go online to http://www.jpiiinnola.com/

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