Emeriti

poupard1 A Eucharistic celebration 15 June 2015 in the Domus Sanctae Marthae presided by former President Paul Poupard, marking his 60th anniversary as a priest and 30th as a Cardinal.

Prefects

His Eminence Card. Gianfranco Ravasi (1942-    ), President of the Pontifical Council for Culture (2007-2022).

His Eminence Card. Paul Poupard (1930-   ), President of the Pontifical Council for Culture (1988-2007).

His Eminence Card. Gabriel-Marie Garrone (1901-1994), President of the Pontifical Council for Culture (1982-1988).

His Eminence Card. Mauro Piacenza (1944-    ), President emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church (2003-2007).

His Eminence Card. Francesco Marchisano (1929-2014), President emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church (1993-2002).

Secretaries

Fr. Hervé Carrier (1921-2014), first Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. A note in memoria (Italian).

Rev. P. Bernard Ardura, O.Praem, former Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture before becoming President of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences.

Bishop Barthélemy Adoukonou, former Secretary of the Dicastery before returning to Africa to preside the Laboratoire d'anthropologie du sage intellectuel communautaire.

Nominated Bishops

Mons Fabio Duque Jaramillo (1950-2022), former Undersecretary of the Dicastery before becoming Bishop of Garzón, Colombia.

Mons Theodore Mascarenhas, former collaborator of the Dicastery before becoming auxiliary bishop of Ranchi, India.

Werner Freistetter, former collaborator of the Dicastery before becoming bishop of the Austrian Military Ordinariate.

Gergely Kovacs, former Head of Office of the Pontifical Council for Culture before becoming Archbishop of Alba Iulia (Romania).


Before adopting a similar practice to other Dicasteries of the Roman Curia with Members and Consultors, in its early years the Pontifical Council for Culture was supported by an International Council of Advisors