Gianfranco Ravasi

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Date of Birth October 18, 1942
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Gianfranco Ravasi

Gianfranco Ravasi is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church. A cardinal since 2010, he has been President of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 3 September 2007. He headed Milan's Ambrosian Library from 1989 to 2007.

Appointed: 3 September 2007
Predecessor: Paul Poupard
Other posts: Cardinal-Deacon of San Giorgio in Velabro, President of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology
Ordination: 28 June 1966, by Giovanni Umberto Colombo
Consecration: 29 September 2007, by Pope Benedict XVI
Created Cardinal: 20 November 2010, by Benedict XVI
Rank: Cardinal-Deacon
Birth name: Gianfranco Ravasi
Born: Oct 18, 1942, Merate, Province of Lecco, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Previous post: President of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church (2007–2012), Prefect of the Ambrosian Library (1989–2007), Titular Archbishop of Villamagna in Proconsulari (2007–2010)
Motto: Praedica Verbum (Preach the Word), — 2 Timothy 4:2
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About Gianfranco Ravasi

Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church who became the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture in 2007.

Before Fame

He worked as an archaeologist in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey.

Achievement

He believes that Darwin's theory of evolution is compatible with the Church's teachings.

Family Life

His father was an anti-fascist who served in the Italian army during World War II.

Associations

He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

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  • Italian biblical scholars
  • Knights Grand Cross of Merit of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
  • Recipients of the Dostlug Order
  • Members of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation
  • Pontifical Council for Culture
  • Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church
  • Members of the Pontifical Council for Culture
  • Members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
  • Members of the Congregation for Catholic Education
  • Judaic scholars
  • Pontifical Biblical Institute alumni
  • Cardinals created by Pope Benedict XVI
  • Italian titular archbishops
  • 21st-century Roman Catholics
  • Pontifical Gregorian University alumni
  • 20th-century Roman Catholics
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