Oceania, distant geographically, is predominantly Christian. A Re-evangelization through cultures and cultural expressions is a distinct objective

The Department engages in the following tasks:

  1. A close collaboration with the different departments within the Dicastery for study and research on the cultural situations in particular areas.  
  2. Working in collaboration with other Dicasteries specially the Propaganda Fide, and the Council for Inter-religious Dialogue  in the field of Evangelization of Cultures, Inculturation of the Faith and intercultural dialogue.
  3. Working with National Episcopal Conferences and the Federations of Episcopal Conferences like the FABC in Asia and SECAM in Africa.
  4. Working with individual Bishops wherever possible and encouraging and participating in national level meetings on subjects in the Cultural field.
  5.  Cultivating and promoting Catholic Cultures Centres.
  6. Holding Continental meetings of the Members, and Consultors of the Dicastery and Presidents of Episcopal Commissions for Culture for galvanising the members, as well as for promoting the Dicastery activities. 
  7. Working with Non-Governmental Organisations in the cultural field.
  8. Cooperation with Ambassadors.
  9. Interaction with Journalists and Associations in Europe who are interested in Asia and Africa.
  10. Identifying local journals and magazines and offer them material for publication.