Quotes on architecture by Pope Benedict XVI.
Someone once said that historic Latin-American architecture is the Counter- Reformation without any Protestantism.
The church is an integral part of the DNA of Latin American cities. From the great cathedral in a big city, to the parish church in the town, churches have always been, and still are, anchors that provide cohesion to the urban fabric.
The Cuban Church is five hundred years old. Its origins date from the early sixteenth century and the first arrival of Spaniards to America.
Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance.
The Post-Tridentine Catholic Restoration unleashed a wave of artistic activity well known to European art lovers.