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Vatican spokesman: editorial on music and peace

Catholic World News - July 16, 2012

Following a concert of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra attended by Pope Benedict, the director of the Holy See Press Office has devoted his weekly editorial to the theme of music and peace.

“Artistic endeavors and the otherworldly attainment of that which is aesthetically pleasing can truly convey a powerful message about humanity’s inherent value,” said Father Federico Lombardi. “As is seen through this musical performance, art can bring together the talents of people of different cultures and religions so that they may become ambassadors of peace. Jews, Muslims, Christians who tune their instruments not only create harmony of sound, but also tune their souls so as to create harmony of knowing how to live and build together.”

“Arab countries have entered into a period of profound unrest: Syria is torn apart by violence, while the Holy Land continues to await a resolution to the endless conflicts and political tension,” Father Lombardi added. “However, as the Pope said in his address [at the concert], we need to continue to work toward peace.”

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