Music Brings Men Closer to the Values of the Spirit

By its nature, music brings men closer to the values of the spirit. Therefore the Christian religion has found music to be an excellent means of expression…. As a universal language, music encourages communion among men of various languages and cultures, and it ennobles the human spirit. Through music is expressed the richness of the cultures of all peoples. 

SPEECH TO THE ACADEMIC CHOIR VAN GORAN KOVAČIC OF ZAGREB January 17, 1987

(Pope John Paul II, “Love is the Explanation of Everything”, Rizzoli 2011, Page 123)

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