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In British, the Cathedral was "the last supper" with the black Christ

Picture of black Jesus Christ, a variation on the theme of the famous frescoes Leonardo da Vinci's last supper, received the same name, appeared on the altar of Saint Albany Cathedral in the British County of Hertfordshire as a sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement ("black Lives matter"), reports the Daily Mail.

Earlier, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby urged the Church of England to revise the image of Christ as the white man.

The Abbot of Saint Albany Cathedral, the newspaper writes, has agreed to host the picture on the altar in less than a week after the call from the head of the Anglican Church. The picture in 2009, wrote the artist Lorna may Wadsworth. Of Christ she wrote with a dark-skinned Jamaican.

The artist, indicates the Daily Mail, a challenge to the "Western myth" that Jesus Christ should look like a white European.

"Experts agree that he (Christ – ed.) were most likely middle Eastern traits, but for centuries European artists have traditionally portrayed Christ as they seemed... The way I portray it as "right" as deemed proper idea that he looks like a Florentine", - the newspaper quotes the words of the artist.

The publication notes that the Cathedral will be open for believers and tourists from July 4, and then the picture can be seen.

Last year an unknown, who did not agree with the image of Jesus, shot the canvas from the pneumatic weapon, the newspaper specifies.

The movement Black Lives Matter, performances under slogans of which was held in USA and many other countries, called for the termination of funding of the police and fight for "racial justice".

The cities of the U.S., and then in a number of countries in the world, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. He died in police detention, when one of them came over to him with his knee on the neck.