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Benedict XVI Describes Mozart's Influence on the Church

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emeritus pope and theologian Benedict XVI, , reflected on Saturday on classical music as an "encounter with the divine," saying listening to Mozart helps him experience "very deeply the Lord's presence." Benedict's reflections came at a ceremony where he received honorary doctorates from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music for his promotion of respect for the traditions of sacred music in the Church. Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, Benedict has dedicated his time at the Vatican to prayer, meditation and classical music. Benedict told his audience music is born from the experiences of love, of "sadness, of being touched by death, by pain and by the abysses of existence" as well as from "the encounter with the divine." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2015-07-04-EU-REL-Vatican-Benedict-Honors/id-7bbf0fa6aaf34865be086458266badcf http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com