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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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    CS, 21/12/16, Sport at the Service of Humanity - Villanova - Big East, 7-8 June 2017 CS, 10/11/16, Pena e speranza,...

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    Beirut Chants Festival

    Bishop Delegate Mons. Carlos Azevedo visited Beirut in December to open the Beirut Chants Festival.  He read a...

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    Living Fully 2016

    Vol. XXIV 2016 N.3 of the Dicastery's journal is now out with a focus on the “Living Fully 2016” conference. Exclusion...

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  • The Latest Newsletter

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

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    XXI Public Meeting 2016

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016  Flickers of Beauty in a City of Human Faces PROGRAM J.S. Bach (tr. F. Busoni), the...

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    Cellular Horizons

    Vol. XXIV 2016 N.2 of the Dicastery's journal is now out with a scientific focus on stem cell therapies. The first part...

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Music and Church

Music and Church: Cult and Culture 50 years after Musicam Sacram Rome, 2-4 March 2017 Congress Centre “Augustinianum” Objectives The Conference seeks to stimulate a deep reflection in musical, liturgical, theological and phenomenological terms that, leaving aside sterile polemics, can be a positive proposal for Christian  worship, expression...

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Faith and Sports

GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND SPORT THE VATICAN, October 5-7, 2016 With the blessings of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Vatican hosted Sport at the Service of Humanity, the first global conference on faith and sport on October 5 to 7, 2016.  The conference was a place where thought leaders...

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The 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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