Vatican City, Aug 5, 2017 / 03:24 am
Pope Francis has dedicated the month of August to praying for artists, praising them in his latest prayer video as heralds of God's beauty, and asking that through their work, they would help humanity discover the wonder of creation.
The video opens with the Pope telling viewers in his native Spanish that "the arts give expression to the beauty of the faith and proclaim the Gospel message of the grandeur of God's creation," as musicians sit outside holding their instruments with nothing but the sound of nature in the background.
As the musicians begin playing their different instruments, such as the violin, saxophone and various unique, cultural instruments from around the world, Francis says that "when we admire a work of art or a marvel of nature, we discover how everything speaks to us of him and of his love."
Images of other artists, such as painters and dancers, flash across the scene as the Pope closes by praying "that the artists of our time, through their creativity, may help us discover the beauty of creation."