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Courtyard of the Gentiles Courtyard of the Gentiles
The Courtyard of the Gentiles is an ongoing initiative of the Roman Catholic Church, led by the Pontifical Council for Culture and its president, Cardinal Gianfranco...

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Pontifical Council for Culture

The Pontifical Council for Culture is a department within the Roman Curia of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to analysis of and engagement around the relationship between faith and culture. The council's founding is rooted in the Second Vatican Council and the papal encyclical Gaudium et Spes, which discussed the potentially mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and different cultures. The primary task of the council is to encourage dialogue on the relationship between the Church and culture, highlighting art, literature, and music inspired by faith. The council also addresses the relationship between believers and nonbelievers, which it has done through the Courtyard of the Gentiles program. The council oversees the Pontifical Academies as well. The current president of the council is Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

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Gianfranco Ravasi Gianfranco Ravasi
Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi is the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture and a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church. Ravasi was born in 1942 in northern Italy and was ordained in 1966. He has extensive education and training in both...