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letter of Pope Pius XII to the artists

Beauty must elevate us (...)
The function of all art is to break the narrow space into which man is engrossed as long as he lives down here, to open some sort of window to his mind that tends toward infinity (...)
Facing a culture without hope, makes the Earth smile on humanity, a reflection of the beauty and the divine light, and you will have, while helping man to love what is true, noble, just, pure and kind, you will have contributed greatly to the work of PEACE (...)