Art should find beauty in faith, Pope says
Catholic World News - November 26, 2012
An artist is “an important witness to the beauty of faith,” Pope Benedict XVI wrote in a message to the Pontifical Academies, who devoted their annual meeting in November to a discussion of art in the life of the Church.
Art “should freely and openly confront faith in order to draw inspiration and to find subject matter,” the Pope wrote. “The beauty of faith, indeed, is never an obstacle to the creation of artistic beauty.”
The Holy Father said that the Church should play a role in “restoring the theme of beauty as the focus of attention within ecclesial communities, civil society and the world of culture.”
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