Vatican City, Feb 20, 2023 / 06:10 am
A good movie has the power to inspire wonder and to evangelize by reflecting the beauty of God’s creation, Pope Francis told filmmakers at the Vatican on Monday.
“Dear friends, the world troubled by war and so many evils needs signs, works that inspire wonder and that reveal the wondrousness of God who never ceases to love his creatures and to be amazed by their beauty,” Pope Francis said in a message to an Italian film foundation on Feb. 20.
“In an increasingly artificial world, where man has surrounded himself with the works of his own hands, the great risk is to lose a sense of wonder. I share this reflection with you, entrusting you with the task to reawaken wonder.”
In an audience at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the pope met with members of Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo, a film foundation established by the Italian bishops’ conference in 1947 to promote Christian values in entertainment.