Pope Francis criticises modern church musicmain
The Pope told participants in a liturgical music conference today: ‘The encounter with modernity and the introduction of [other] tongues into the Liturgy stirred up many problems: of musical languages, forms and genres.
‘Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality have prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of liturgical celebrations.’
He added: ‘We need to promote proper musical education, especially for those who are preparing to become priests – in dialogue with the musical trends of our time, with the demands of the different cultural areas, and with an ecumenical attitude.’
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