The Pope and Art

His Holiness Benedict XVI

Faith takes nothing away from your genius or your art: on the contrary, it exalts them and nourishes them, it encourages them to cross the threshold and to contemplate with fascination and emotion the ultimate and definitive goal, the sun that does not set, the sun that illumines this present moment and makes it beautiful.                                              (Benedict XVI to the Artists - Sistine Chapel - 21  November 2009)