Tuesday, February 04, 2014

From the BBC: Church Fresco Depicts Tito, Marx and Engels in Hell

The website of the BBC reports that a church in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has “sparked controversy” with a wall fresco depicting Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the authors of The Communist Manifesto, along with the post-WWII Communist dictator of Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito, in Hell. (Both photographs from Agence France-Presse via BBC) Montenegro was part of the Yugoslav state in the years of the Communist dictatorship; upon the dissolution of Yugoslavia, it remained at first united to Serbia, and has been an entirely independent state only since 2006. The majority of its population (just over 620,000) are Orthodox, and their national hierarchy is part of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The church in question (seen below) is a cathedral of the “Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.”

Tito (in military cap), Marx (with white hair) and Engels in Hell. The reportage has taken no notice of the various representatives of the clerical order and the nobility being swallowed by the Leviathan or Behemoth.
The Cathedral of the Resurrection, in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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