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Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology

Instituted by Pius IX (6 January 1852) "to look after the ancient cemeteries, to conserve, explore, study and care for the memories of the first Christians, their monuments and the venerable Basilicas in Rome and on Roman soil together with the... Read more

Cooordination Council of the Pontifical Academies

The Council of Coordination between the Pontifical Academies was created by Blessed John Paul II during the audience given to the Cardinal Secretary of State on 6 November 1995, and currently the... Read more

Catholic Cultural Centres

"The synthesis between culture and faith is not only a requirement of the culture but also of  the faith, since a faith that does not become culture is a faith not fully accepted, not totally thought and not faithfully lived" (St.... Read more

Dante Centenary Committee

On the occasion of the 7th centenary of the death of Dante Alighieri (1321-2021), the Pontifical Council for Culture, aware of the profound link between the Poet and the Holy See and between his literary production and the Catholic Faith, has set up... Read more

The BACAC Foundation

The BACAC Foundation (Fondazione per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Artistiche della Chiesa) was established by Pope Francis on 5 April 2014, as a body under Vatican law, in order to assist in the valorization of ecclesial cultural heritage and... Read more

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