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The Power of Faith

“Good things come to those who wait” is a popular expression that perhaps applies to those who believe as well. In 2023, one year later than expected, Lisbon hosted World Youth Day, welcoming Pope Francis and over one million pilgrims for the biggest Catholic event in the world, in a celebration of faith. What is this power that moves and brings so many people together?
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The Value of Art

Three works signed by the Portuguese Kruella, the Colombian Ledania and the Polish Magda were silk-screened at the Portuguese Printmaking Centre to celebrate the 230 years of Jerónimo Martins, in 2022.
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Priceless Art

Bringing fine art to a broader audience. From screen printing to engraving, lithography, photography and digital art, the Portuguese Printmaking Centre (CPS) publishes countless original artwork and produces limited editions of contemporary art.

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