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Benedict XVI: Beauty of religious ceremonies brings God closer

This patriarch defended the devotion to sacred images and confronted the emperor of Byzantium. San Germanus was a saint with a great concern for the aesthetic. Benedict XVI The writings of Germanus, steeped in an ardent love of the Church and devotion to the Mother of God, have had a wide influence on the piety of the faithful both of the East and the West. Among the 30,000 ;people in attendance, ; the loudest group by far were students.IAS