Welcoming the Holy Father
As his Encyclical was being presented to the Press, 18 June, Pope Francis dropped in to the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi welcomed him on this visitation and introduced all the staff personally to the Pope, illustrating the service they carry out.
And the Pope sat down, listened and answered questions. #Dialogue.
He enquired after the detail of some of our projects, including the work in the sphere of humanising sports, the Courtyard of the Gentiles for dialogue (not proselytism) with non-believers, and in the scientific field with a focus on rare diseases afflicting children.
He spent time considering the way the Church can better draw on the gifts of women, without turning them into males or being functionalist, and he spoke about the place of gratuity in art and in the economy, giving indications for charitable actions connected to the Holy See’s Pavilion at Expo Milano.