Posts Tagged ‘Pontifical Council for Culture’

Four new appointments to Pontifical Council for Culture, all women

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis has made four new appointments to the Pontifical Council for Culture. All are women. Sr Dominica Dipio, MSMMC, professor of literature at the Makerere University of Kampala, Uganda; Sr Mariella Mascitelli, PDDM, an architect specialising in architecture and art for the liturgy, Italy; Maud de Beauchesne-Cassanet, head of the Department of Religious Art Read more

Vatican hosts atheism conference

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Understanding atheism and its diversity were among the aims for a major conference on unbelief held at the Vatican this week. The two-day conference, co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the University of Kent, began by launching the global “Understanding Unbelief” programme, presenting results from its research. The multidisciplinary research programme is led Read more

Water is a treasure says Pope Francis

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Water is a treasure  and we must protect it, says Pope Francis. During yesterday’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, he especially welcomed visitors participating in the “Watershed” Conference. Timed to take place on 22 March – World Water Day – the conference focus was on “replenishing water values for a thirsty world”. Francis told Read more

Vatican document slams cosmetic surgery for women

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

A new Vatican document has expressed a negative view of elective cosmetic surgery for women. An “outline document”, produced by a panel of female consultants to the Pontifical Council for Culture, comes ahead of an upcoming assembly devoted to women’s issues. The document, titled Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference, warns that procedures such as facelifts Read more

Vatican hosts trendy TED conference

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The globally trendy TED conferences came to the Vatican on April 19, with contributions from a Serbian basketball star, a Muslim graffiti artist from Birmingham, scientists, a rabbi and Cuban-born American singer Gloria Estefan. TED — short for Technology, Entertainment and Design — offers a worldwide platform for what it calls “ideas worth spreading”. Its Read more

Pontifical Council tackles analphabetismo in youth

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Pontifical Council for Culture has been tackling the problem of “emotional illiteracy” — also known as “analphabetismo” — among younger generations. Pia De Solenni, an American consultant who has theology degrees from two Vatican-chartered universities, was asked to speak to the council about the “emotive alphabet of youth”. “If people learn how to experience Read more