On a recent private visit to the remarkable Casina di Pio IIII in Vatican City - a venue that is normally closed to the public - our guide talked about the effect the famous Council of Trento had on the church and the suppression that followed after its degrees. As often happened a dialogue appeared very quickly between Pasquino and his friend Marforio.
Marforio (above left): So what was concluded at the Council of Trento?
Pasquino (below right): As God wishes we've gone back to 1100 all over again.
Marfoiro: But what happened to Reform?
Pasquino: Shhh.. you'll wake it up.
14 marzo - Santa Matilde di Ringelheim