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|
|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|
|Birth name:||Gianfranco Ravasi|
|Born:||Oct 18, 1942, Merate, Province of Lecco, Italy|
|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|
|Twitter:||Gianfranco Ravasi's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Gianfranco Ravasi's IMDb|
About Gianfranco Ravasi
Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church who became the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture in 2007.
He worked as an archaeologist in Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey.
He believes that Darwin's theory of evolution is compatible with the Church's teachings.
His father was an anti-fascist who served in the Italian army during World War II.
He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.
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