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The Pontifical Council for Culture traces its origins to the Second Vatican Council and its desire to open up to that great, dynamic, multiform world of contemporary culture. In the Pastoral...

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Expo Dubai

The Holy See Pavilion at EXPO Dubai “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” is the general theme of the Universal Exhibition, Oct 1, 2021 – Mar 31, 2022. It is the first time the World Fair takes...

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Charism & Creativity

The international conference Charism & Creativity is a joint initiative of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life and the Pontifical Council for...

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Cardinal President

Born in 1942 at Merate (Lecco, Italy), he is an expert on the bible and biblical languages. Former Prefect of the Biblioteca-Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan, he also taught Old Testament Exegesis at...

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Plenary Assembly

Videomessage from Pope Francis [video] - texts: [Italian] [English] [French] [Spanish] Plenary Assembly Rethinking Anthropology - Toward a new humanism November 2021 “And no one without Natural...

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Exhibition 'Segni'

From 8 December 2021 to 13 March 2022 an exhibtion concerning violence against women is to be held, featuring photographs by Simona Ghizzoni e Ilaria Magliocchetti Lombi. The...

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Our Communications

"What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops" (Matt 10:27). Videos, photos, books, newsletters and journals are some of the...

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Latest Updates

  • Dante e Escatologia

    Convegno Internazionale “Dante e le grandi questioni escatologiche” Roma, 25 e 26 novembre...

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    Expo Dubai

    The Holy See Pavilion at EXPO Dubai “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” is the general theme of the Universal...

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    Save the dream

    Save the Dream and Sport for Humanity Sign Agreement in the Vatican officially Launching Global Digital...

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    Church, Music, Texts and Contexts

    This volume collects the proceedings of the conference "Church, Music, Texts and Contexts" (4-5 Feb...

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  • Newsletter

    A circular newsletter is sent out from the Dicastery frequently, with images, news on appointments, conferences and...

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    2021 - Rethinking Anthropology

    Videomessage from Pope Francis [video] - texts: [Italian] [English] [French] [Spanish] Plenary Assembly Rethinking...

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    Bando del Concorso 2022

    La Pontificia Accademia di Belle Arti e Lettere dei Virtuosi al Pantheon ha indetto il concorso per l’assegnazione del...

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    The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence

    The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence for Human Society and the Idea of the Human Person Palazzo della Cancelleria...

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  • Fashion

    Volume No. 2 XXIX 2021 of the journal explores the world of clothing, costume and fashion with reflections on...

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    Catacombs of Commodilla

    On 3 March 2021, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontifical...

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    Digitization

    Volume n. 2 XXVIII 2020 of the Journal has as its theme Digitization. Digitization seems to have led society to face...

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Culture in images

Courtyard of the Gentiles

The Courtyard of the Gentiles is a department of the Pontifical Council for Culture which intends to respond to the desire expressed by the Holy Father on the occasion of the Christmas Greetings to...

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Sports

Sport is a mass phenomenon. Each week it mobilises hundreds of thousands of people as they exercise, flock to stadia to support their teams or watch a Formula One race on television. The sports...

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Digital culture

Our concern in the sphere of Digital Culture seeks to ensure presence of a Christian humanism in the sphere of rapidly developing digitalization in general and the emergence of artificial...

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Cultural Heritage and Arts

The term “cultural good” entered ecclesiastical language only with the current Code of Canon Law (CIC/1983 can. 1283, n. 2). But the Catholic Church, firstly through the legislation of the Pontifical...

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Science and Faith

The Science and Faith Department is the vehicle of the Pontifical Council for Culture's engagement with contemporary science. This commitment is based on the firm belief that between science and...

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Humanities

"I've been constantly concerned about human actions... not to mock them, not to pity them... nor hate them, but only to understand them" (Spinoza, Tractatus politicus I, 4)   The...

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Youth Forum

The voice and point of view of young people within the Pontifical Council for Culture   Eleven young men and eleven women, aged between 18 and 27, believers and non-believers: these are the...

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Women's consultation group

Permanent Women's Consultation Group of the Pontifical Council for Culture Pope Francis has often emphasised the need to listen to women and find space for a responsible collaboration in daily life...

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The BACAC Foundation

The BACAC Foundation (Fondazione per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Artistiche della Chiesa) was established by Pope Francis on 5 April 2014, as a body under Vatican law, in order to assist in the...

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Pontifical Academies - Cooordination Council

The Council of Coordination between the Pontifical Academies was created by Blessed John Paul II during the audience given to the Cardinal Secretary of State on 6 November 1995, and currently the...

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Dante Centenary Committee

On the occasion of the 7th centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri (1321-2021), the Pontifical Council for Culture, aware of the profound link between the Poet and the Holy See and between his...

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Catholic Cultural Centres

"The synthesis between culture and faith is not only a requirement of the culture but also of  the faith, since a faith that does not become culture is a faith not fully accepted, not...

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