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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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  • National Day

    The National Day of the Holy See at Expo Milan 2015 took place Thursday 11 June with two key appointments, both at the...

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    Children's Train

    The Courtyard of the Gentiles returned to Pope Francis with its Children's Train. On Saturday 30 May 2015, the new...

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    VII Centenary Commission for Dante

    750 years ago Dante Alighieri was born, the long shadow of his art, wisdom and insight still shapes and inspires much...

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  • The City: Babel or Jerusalem?

    On Monday 27 April at Rome's MAXXI – (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo) from 10:30am to 1pm there is to be an...

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    Music and Cultures

    Vol. XXIII 2015 N.1 of the Dicastery's journal is now out, with its focus on musical cultures. A series of introductory...

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    Adoukonou

    18 mars 2015, Colloque International, "Vivre ensemble dans un environnement multiculturel : le denier des...

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  • Biennale d'arte Venezia 56

    The Pavilion of the Holy See 56thBiennale d’Arte di Venezia 2015 Theme: In the Beginning …  the Word...

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    The Encounter

    The Encounter: Discovering God through Prayer, by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. An English translation of the volume...

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The Holy See's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The Pavilion of the Holy See 56thBiennale d’Arte di Venezia 2015 Theme: In the Beginning …  the Word became flesh The Holy See participates this year for the second time at the Biennale d’Arte di Venezia, with a Pavilion inspired by the New Testament. In the Beginning … ...

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The Holy See at Expo Milano 2015

The Participation of the Holy See at the Milan Expo in 2015 The theme of the Universal Exhibition taking place in Milan in 2015 is Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life. The Holy See is participating...

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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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