France    FIND INSPIRING IMAGES IN BIBLE, VATICAN OFFICIAL TELLS FILMMAKERS
Filmmakers looking for great ideas for images and stories need look no further than their Bibles, according to the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
   Celebrating the opening Mass at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival May 14, US Archbishop John P. Foley told festival participants that ``images can inspire, guide, strengthen and console.''
   On a personal level, filmmakers should be able to grasp and be edified by ``the beautiful images presented by Jesus,'' the archbishop said in his homily. ``But, in their creativity,'' they also should find ways to present the biblical images ``to those seeking the way, the truth and the life and a vision which is truly and ultimately beatific.''
   
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19/5/00

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