The Catholic cardinal who oversees the Vatican’s holdings in art and artifacts is in the Twin Cities this weekend for a lecture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and will celebrate mass at the Basilica of St. Mary.
Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo is president of the Vatican Museums. He was appointed to the role by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.
Lajolo has been in Minnesota since Thursday where meeting with donors from Minnesota and North Dakota to the Vatican’s art and artifact restoration efforts. On Saturday he is speaking on the importance of art in society and on the history and work of the Vatican Museums at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
He will celebrate mass at the Basilica at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.