November 21, 2009. Pope asks artists to bring hope to the world.
Benedict XVI "You are the
custodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speak
to the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, to
call forth dreams and hopes, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of human
engagement. Be grateful, then, for the gifts you have received and be fully
conscious of your great responsibility to communicate beauty, to communicate in
and through beauty! Through your art, you yourselves are to be heralds and
witnesses of hope for humanity!"
Benedict XVI "Dear friends, thank you for your presence here today. Let the beauty that you
express by your God-given talents always direct the hearts of others to glorify
the Creator, the source of all that is good. God’s blessings upon you all!"