Life is not black and white, but rather a colour painting with subtle shading

Independent Catholic News

The pope was speaking to the Jesuit writers of Civiltà Cattolicà but his words apply to all Catholic writers – “Your writing must not just defend Catholic ideas, but must witness to Christ in the world with a restless, open-ended and imaginative spirit…”

Pope Francis met yesterday with Jesuits who write for the ‘Civiltà Cattolicà’ magazine, currently celebrating its 4000th edition. Founded in 1850 and originally available only in Italian, the publication is now available in English, French, Spanish and Korean. After giving the writers a hand-signed note, the Pope reflected at length on the importance of poetry, art and pioneering intellectual research, as the magazine seeks to build bridges with many peoples and cultures.

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