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Matt Maher Shares Thoughts on The Pope at Dove Awards
Maher's thoughts on his Catholic faith and the Pope follow performance at the World Meeting of Families, attended by Pope Francis
 

Matt Maher Shares Thoughts on The Pope at Dove Awards
   

Posted: October 14, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category: Events
Artist Tags: Matt Maher
Source: From Staff Reports MN

While in the press room for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards, renowned artist and devout Catholic Matt Maher shared his thoughts on Pope Francis and his role in the Church.

The thoughts followed a question regarding Matt Maher's recent performance at the World Meeting of Families, a special event meant to affirm the importance of families, which was one of Pope Francis's appearances during his recent visit to the United States. It was Maher's second performance at an event where the Pope was in attendance, as he also performed at World Youth Day in 2013.

"You're talking about a 78 year old man whose sole profession is proclaiming what Peter did in front of some cemetery gates in Caesarea Philippi, which is that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, the Messiah," Matt Maher explained about the pontiff's role. "So for me, every time I've been at an event where the Pope shows up, there is something very profoundly special about it. Because it's that confession on a deep spiritual level. You feel connected, you feel tethered to the people that have gone before you and the legacy of faith that they've left." He wrapped up his comments by saying "I don't think it's really about this man, I think it's about who he's working for."

The comments follow Matt Maher's two Dove Award wins for the night, taking home the trophies for Songwriter of the Year (Artist) and Worship Song of the Year for "Because He Lives (Amen)." You can watch a full video of Maher's comments below.


 

 


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