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Pope Benedict XVI's Artistic Legacy
"While controversially conservative ... the German-born religious leader did have an open mind at least in encouraging a renewed relationship between the Catholic Church and art, viewing the use of beauty as a path to the sacred." He opened more of the Vatican's enormous collection to the public and actively engaged artists in creating work for use in the liturgy or devotion. Hyperallergic 02/13/13
Posted February 19, 2013 12:48 AM

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