"Cardinal Sin" by Banksy – a reflection on the refusal of the hierarchy of the Catholic church to take full personal responsibility for the rape, abuse and torture of countless innocent children. More here:
The statue is on show in one of the 17th century Old Master galleries, home to many religious works and sculptures. Belgian artist Rubens' The Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Child Baptist is the most well-known piece in the gallery.
Reyahn King, Director of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, said Banksy had asked that his sculpture was shown specifically in the gallery's period collection. She added: "We were very happy to oblige. We are thrilled to display the work of this major contemporary artist. It is a huge coup and we're sure his work will spark a reaction with visitors."