Ravasi, Gianfranco

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Name
Ravasi, Gianfranco Gender: M
born on 18 October 1942 at 17:40 (= 5:40 PM )
Place Merate, Italy, 45n42, 9e25
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°38' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°36 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°47'



Gianfranco Ravasi (2012)
photo: RaminusFalcon, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

Italian prelate of the Catholic Church, a cardinal since 2010, who has been President of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 3 September 2007. He headed Milan's Ambrosian Library from 1989 to 2007.

In March 2017, he announced the creation of a Feminine Consultation within he Pontifical Council for Culture, with 37 women chosen from a mix of nationalities, religions, professions, political views, and marital status.

Ravasi has developed Pope Benedict XVI's vision of an international forum that fosters dialogue between Christian believers and agnostics or atheists.

Ravasi sprinkles his speeches and communications with references to secular culture. Via his Twitter account he has shared, as well as prayers and Bible passages, observations on life and faith from Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift, Buddha, Camus, Mark Twain and others. In 2013 and 2016 he commemorated the deaths of musical artists Lou Reed and David Bowie, quoting their songs "Perfect Day" and "Space Oddity", respectively.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's science database quotes BC.

Categories

  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Catholic cardinal)