Helen Bond unearthed a fresco in Naples that depicts a woman named Cerula

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An image of a female bishop, who spread the gospel in the Fifth Century, has been discovered in an Italian catacomb.

Researchers unearthed a fresco in Naples that depicts a woman named Cerula with her hands raised in prayer and flaming Gospel books floating above her, which are said to represent the role of a bishop.

Period31 Mar 2018 → 3 Apr 2018

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  • TitleRestored biblical art sheds more light on Jesus's female disciples
    Media name/outletChristian Today
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/04/18
    Producer/AuthorCzarina Ong
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleImage of woman bishop who spread the gospel in the Fifth Century is revealed by researchers who say Jesus had many more female disciples than previously thought
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMail Online
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date1/04/18
    Producer/AuthorCheyenne Roundtree
    PersonsHelen Bond
  • TitleEarly church found place for female bishops, experts claim
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletTelegraph
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date31/03/18
    DescriptionAcademics now claim that a fresco unearthed in an Italian catacomb proves that women were acting as bishops in the early Christian church.
    Producer/AuthorOlivia Rudgard
    PersonsHelen Bond