“Too often it seems that the only quality which makes something ‘art’ is the adolescent desire to shock. If this is the best the Blake prize can do, it has probably outlived its usefulness.”
Australia’s most senior Catholic leader, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, regarding two exhibits submitted for Australia’s prestigious 55-year-old annual religious art competition, the Blake prize.  One entry depicts the Virgin Mary wearing an Islamic burqa; the other is a holographic image of al-Qaeda terror chief Osama bin Laden morphing into an image of Jesus Christ.