Cody Swanson, a 28-year-old Minnesota sculptor who is one of the Florence's Sacred Art School's teachers, has created statues for churches in the U.S. and in Italy, including Foligno's cathedral near Florence, where his work will be placed alongside that of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Some of Swanson's art appears here. RNS photo by Alessandro Speciale

Cody Swanson, a 28-year-old Minnesota sculptor who is one of the Florence’s Sacred Art School’s teachers, has created statues for churches in the U.S. and in Italy, including Foligno’s cathedral near Florence, where his work will be placed alongside that of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Some of Swanson’s art appears here. RNS photo by Alessandro Speciale