Italian artist Filippo Sorcinelli uses spiritual as well as erotic motifs in his work. The muli-talent is also a tailor who makes vestments for popes and cardinals, including Pope Francis
This man knows a thing or two about men of the cloth.
Filippo Sorcinelli makes vestments for popes and bishops.
Pope Benedict XVI was among his customers.
At the LAVS atelier, garments are made by hand.
The intricate vestments cost up to €10,000 each.
The LAVS atelier produces 200 unique items every year.
Filippo Sorcinelli is also behind the UNUM perfume company.
The artist enjoys stark contrasts between dark and bright colors.
He creates sculptures and installations.
Filippo Sorcinelli uses his own body as a photographic subject. Photographs of him always appear in black and white.
Pope Francis has celebrated Mass in a sparsely attended Tbilisi stadium in predominately Orthodox Georgia. The Pope was deserted by the leadership of the Georgian Orthodox Church, in a surprising snub to the Vatican.
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