The famous work of Art by Edvard Munch, the Scream, has been auctioned at Sotheby’s for a record $119.9 million and the anti-catholic media giants: New York Times and the BBC have reported this event with no social regret.
According to the world bank stats there were around 1,371 million people living with less than $1.25 dollars a day in 2005. This means that the amount spent on the Scream would have provided around 24 million people with an income four times more than their current daily income.
At QDVF, we appreciate art and believe that should be preserved. We do not judge the buyer nor the seller. We simply want to highlight the double standards that these media outlets (NYT & BBC) use to judge certain activities, specially those related to the Catholic Church.
When would they report the following?
Charity and assistance institutes run in the world by the Church include: 5,558 hospitals most of them in America (1721) and Africa (1290); 17,763 dispensaries, mainly in America (5495), Africa (5280) and Asia ( 3634), 561 care Homes for people with Leprosy mainly in Asia (288) and Africa (174); 16,073 Homes for the elderly, or chronically ill or people with a disability, mainly in Europe (8238) and America (4144); 9,956 orphanages, about one third in Asia (3406); 12,387creches, 13,736 marriage counseling centers mainly in Europe (5948) and America (4696); 36,933 education or social rehabilitation centers and 12,050 other kinds of institutions, mainly in America (4484 ), Europe (3939) and Asia (1857).