MANILA, June 5, 2013—The president of the Pontifical Council for Culture in Vatican City commended the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Culture (ECC) in its efforts to re-activate Cultural Centers in the country as part of the celebration of the Year of Faith.
In a letter to CBCP-ECC chairman and Iligan Bishop Elenito Galido, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi congratulated the commission and collaborators for the wonderful work of revitalizing the field of culture in the Philippines.
“I would like to thank you for sending me a mid-year report of the Episcopal Commission on Culture for the year 2013 and I’m very happy with the importance you are giving to the promotion of Catholic Centers already activated in the Philippines,” Cardinal Ravasi said in a letter dated April 29, 2013.
The cardinal also mentioned his vivid memories of the visit of the Filipino bishops to his dicastery during their Ad Limina Visit last 2011 and was impressed with the enthusiasm and dynamism of the Filipino Church.
Although Cardinal Ravasi could not attend the national conference due to conflict of schedule, he still assured the commission of his prayers for the success of the event.
The ECC commission is holding the 1st National Conference of Catholic Cultural Centers in the Philippines on October 14-17 at the St. Paul Center for Renewal in Alfonso, Cavite.
Themed “Where Faith and Culture Meet—Catholic Cultural Center: Gateways to New Evangelization,” the objectives of the national conference is to foster dialogue, create awareness, to learn, uplift and plan (DIAL-UP) with other cultural centers in the country. (Jandel Posion)