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Benedict XVI greets the crowd at his general audience at Castel Gandolfo (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Benedict XVI: art is a doorway to God

Art can ‘push us upward’ towards heaven, says Pope at weekly general audience

Pope explains how to find God in art

At his general audience Pope Benedict XVI says art ‘reveals our thirst for infinite beauty, for God’

The Pontiff at a seminar with his former students (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI: cradle Catholics have not done enough to show people that God exists

Albino Luciani was elected on the fourth ballot of the August 1978 conclave

Members of the Ratzinger-Schülerkreis meet at Castel Gandolfo

Bishop Fellay ordains a priest during a ceremony in Écône, Switzerland (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)

Bishop Fellay will review progress towards full communion with Cardinal Levada

St Giles (September 1) is the patron saint of smithies

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-second Sunday of the Year. Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rm 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27

Print edition 26.08.2011

Print edition 26.08.2011

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