POPE SAYS TRUE BEAUTY LINKED TO TRUTH
Cautions Against Valuing Mere Appearances
VATICAN CITY, NOV. 25, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The search for beauty without truth and goodness can drive young people to fly toward artificial paradises that simply hide interior emptiness, says Benedict XVI.
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And the same story covered by Catholic News Service:
Superficial beauty is fleeting, fails to inspire, pope says
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Beauty that is only skin deep cannot last, cannot lead people to seek what is really true and good and cannot respond to the human longing for something that inspires genuine awe, Pope Benedict XVI said.
In a message to the joint session of the pontifical academies Nov. 25, Pope Benedict said the lives of individual Christians as well as the work of Christian artists, writers and poets should help people see that authentic truth, beauty and goodness are always intertwined.
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