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Talking faith in art

SHIJIAZHUANG (SE): “To communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art,” Pope John Paul II wrote in a letter to artists in 1999.

It has also been used over the centuries as a form of catechesis and in China, the famed Jesuit missionary of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, Father Matteo Ricci, used both painting and cartography to convey his message.

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