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

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  • The Young - Synod

    INTERVENTION of S. EM. CARD. RAVASI (Part I - chapter II – Nos. 26-35) Synod of Bishops 2018 I would briefly emphasize...

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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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    Biennale Architettura

    After the experiences of 2013 and 2015 at the Biennale Arte, the Holy See participates for the first time at the Venice...

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  • Press Releases

    PR, 4/10/2018, Young Mentors, Buenos Aires   CS, 10/7/2018, Dio non abita più qui?, Convegno dei Beni Culturali,...

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    Marathon

    For Peace and Interreligious Dialogue Peace, integration, inclusion, solidarity: these are the guiding...

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    Doesn't God dwell here anymore?

    29-30 November 2018 Decommissioning places of worship and integrated management of ecclesiastical cultural...

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  • The Future of Humanity

    Vol. XXVI 2018 N.1 of the Dicastery's journal is now out with a focus on the Future of Humanity. This edition contains...

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    Heavenly Bodies

    Text by Cardinal Ravasi for the catalogue of the 2018 Spring Exhibition "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic...

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    Music Conference

    The Holy Father's Talk Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram Rome, 2-4 March 2017 Congress...

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Music and Church

Church and Composers Words and Sounds Lumsa University, Via di Porta Castello, 44, Rome 13-15 September 2018 Objectives What role for the composer today in the musical life of the Church? A range of speakers - biblical scholars, liturgists, educationalists, theologians, musicians (including of course composers themselves) - will approach the figure of the composer in order to shed light on their...

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Doesn't God dwell here anymore?

29-30 November 2018 Decommissioning places of worship and integrated management of ecclesiastical cultural heritage Pontifical Gregorian University – Aula Magna – (Piazza della Pilotta, 4 –...

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Biennale Architettura

After the experiences of 2013 and 2015 at the Biennale Arte, the Holy See participates for the first time at the Venice Biennale Architettura with a pavilion spread through the picturesque wood on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Promoted by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, coordinated by the...

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Unite to Cure

From April 26 – 28, 2018, the Vatican’s Aula Nuova del Sinodo hosted the 4th edition of the international project highlighting new discoveries and exploring the global needs of the sick. The...

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