2013-05-04 18:49:55

President of the Pontifical Council for Culture visits Mexico

Mexico, 04 May 2013: Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, will make ​​his first visit to Mexico from May 6 to 10 at the invitation of Catholic and non-Catholic academic institutions in the country, and the Mexican Episcopal Conference (CEM). During his five-day visit, he will give lectures and hold meetings with academics and intellectuals in the country.

Considered one of the top biblical scholars in the world, Cardinal Ravasi address issues such as the dialogue between faith and culture, secularism and transcendence, sacred art, the written wisdom of the ancient east, and the relationship between culture and education. While in Mexico, the president of the Pontifical Council will visit the cities of Puebla, Monterrey and Mexico City.

The Pontifical Council for Culture, established by Blessed John Paul II in 1982, aims to promote dialogue between the message of salvation and culture, of which the Church is part. To this end, since 2011 the church has been promoting an initiative called "Atrios of the Gentiles", which has been conducted in several European countries. The atria of the Gentiles are characterized by a profound dialogue, open and current between believers and non-believers, who seek the truth.

Source: VR Sedoc

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