He has given her a painting in which you can see a portrait of the Pontiff between some favelas and a prosperous city
The Ibizan artist Moi Berlanga has been received by Pope Francis in the Vatican City, within a conference organized by the Scholas Foundation.
Moi Berlanga has taken the opportunity to give the Pope a painting in which a portrait of the Pontiff can be seen between some favelas and a prosperous city, as a reflection of the link between both social realities.
In addition, the portrait of the Pope has included the Ibizan version of his name, Xicu, an anecdote that has pleased his Holiness, according to the artist.
The Scholas Foundation, promoted by the Pope, is dedicated to promoting education and a few months ago launched the initiative 'Painting Bridges' in which several artists, including Moi Berlanga, were invited to deliver artistic works.
The proceeds from its sale were donated entirely to the Foundation in order to build schools in disadvantaged areas. This led the Ibizan to exhibit at the UN headquarters in New York last December.
It was the businessman Miguel Alemany who acquired the artist's work for more than 50,000 euros that will be used to build schools.
As a final part of the 'Painting Bridges' project, the Scholas Foundation has invited buyers and artists to meet the Pontiff in Vatican City.