Vatican City, Feb 17, 2022 / 09:00 am
Pope Francis said Thursday that the world needs beauty more than ever, as beauty can awaken a thirst for God.
“Beauty can touch in everyone what is universal - especially the thirst for God - crossing the limits of language and culture,” Pope Francis said on Feb. 17.
“An authentic artist is able to speak about God better than anyone else, to make people perceive His beauty and goodness, to ‘reach the human heart and make the truth and goodness of the Risen Lord shine in it.’”
The pope met with a French Catholic group, Diaconie de la beauté (Diakonia of Beauty), which is dedicated to supporting artists and celebrating sacred art, architecture, poetry, and music.