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Pope thanks artists for showing ‘path of beauty’ during pandemic

Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta April 27, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

As much of the world remains under quarantine due to the coronavirus, Pope Francis prayed for artists who show others “the path of beauty” amid lockdown restrictions. 

“We pray today for artists, who have this very great capacity for creativity … May the Lord give us all the grace of creativity right now,” Pope Francis said April 27 before his morning Mass.

Speaking from the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, his Vatican residence, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to recall their first personal encounter with Jesus.

“The Lord always returns to the first meeting, to the first moment in which he looked at us, spoke to us and it gave birth to the desire to follow him,” he said.

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