These days the facade and dome of St. Peter's Basilica were illuminated with images portraying man's relation to nature on the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on December 8.


The large-scale architectural public art installation is inspired by the themes of climate change, human dignity and the earth's living creatures in the Encyclical "Laudato Si'" of Pope Francis.

The projection which includes forests, oceans, wetlands, flora and fauna, intersecting and interacting with the modulated Renaissance and Baroque architecture of the Basilica will be repeated three times.

"Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home" developed in partnership with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc., the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Okeanos and Obscura Digital, under the auspices of the World Bank Group's Connect4Climate, as Gift of Large Scale Architectural Projection to Pope Francis is called to protect our common home.

The cinematic event featureed the work of some of the world's most notable humanistic and nature photographers and filmmakers.

Dec. 9, 2015 Living photo: Profimedia

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