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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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  • Paradigm Shifts

    Cardinal Ravasi gave a keynote lecture July 9, 2018, to representatives of some 200 Jesuit Universities gathered at...

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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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    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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    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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