Pope Seeks to Restore Alliance between Art and Faith
Pope Benedict XVI hopes to establish a dialogue towards a new and "fruitful alliance" between “art and the Church”
"Ideally the Pope is taking the plunge in launching the dialogue. How will the artists respond? The should begin to respond through their works. Then we would hope to encourage a certain resonance for these works within their national communities".
The hardest part was the selection of artists who will meet the Holy Father. The choice – said Archbishop Ravasi - was made with particular attention to the artistic level achieved, taking into account the different geographical and cultural contexts.
I guess my invitation got lost in the mail.