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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 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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    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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    The Latest Newsletter

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

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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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    Unite to Cure

    Greeting Address of His Eminence Cardinal GIANFRANCO RAVASI To His Holiness Pope Francis April 28, 2018 Your...

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    Press Releases

    PR, 20/03/2018, Vatican Chapels, Biennale Architettura, May - September 2018 PR, 28/02/2018, Loyola: Sports at the...

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  • S.E. Mons. Adoukonou

    20 août 2017,  63ème Edition Pèlerinage National Dassa-Zoumè 19 août 2017, Rencontre avec les Evêques de la...

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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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    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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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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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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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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