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A Kafkaesque experience

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Did Benedict XVI make a little bit of history on Monday? As he left the Czech Republic, he quoted the country’s most famous modern author.

Speaking to young people, he said: “According to a saying attributed to Franz Kafka, ‘anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old’.”

Was this the first time a pope has quoted the author of Metamorphosis and The Trial?

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Written by Luke Coppen

September 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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