Habemus victoremque! We have a winner in the Pope Francis Art Contest!

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#35 - Pontifex Omnibus by Jason Bach, Gresham, Ore. (Ink and watercolor) - "Based on the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. Velazquez drew Innocent X looking very imperial and imperious on his papal throne. Francis, by contrast, sits not a throne but on a Roman public bus. By this I hoped to emphasize his humility and simplicity."

#35 - Pontifex Omnibus by Jason Bach, Gresham, Ore. (Ink and watercolor) - "Based on the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. Velazquez drew Innocent X looking very imperial and imperious on his papal throne. Francis, by contrast, sits not a throne but on a Roman public bus. By this I hoped to emphasize his humility and simplicity."

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The results of our Pope Francis Art Contest are in!

  • Terry

    Congratulations to all three winners.
    Thank you, Sally Morrow and Religion news service for the opportunity to participate. Artists, keep drawing and painting. Every entry was unique and valuable.

  • Kyle

    Congrats to Jason Bach! I encourage any and all who stumble upon this to check out the first-place artist’s growing website: jasonbachcartoons.com
    Cartoonists like Jason and his fellow contestants undoubtedly play a significant role in the New Evangelization called for by the Church!
    God bless our Pope!

  • Panda Rosa

    This was my second choice, so I’m glad it was first! Just thought the bicycle one was a tad more whimsical.

  • Jill

    Congrats to the finalists! Claire we are so happy to see your picture of Pope Francis. I love that he has a dove which conveys peace. Something that this world really needs right now. Thank you Sally for organizing such a great activity. I really loved all the pieces! God Bless

  • judy

    wow!! awesome claire!! congrats! u did such an incredible piece…so talented! great job! <3 beautiful..

  • Pope Francis

    With utter sincerity, I formally congratulate Mr. Jason Bach. He has captured my pope-ness more than any other to date.

    However, he’s significantly upgraded local public transit; when I’m riding the bus in Rome, I’d kill for an armrest.

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