|Keynote address SER Card G. Ravasi|
Is often quoted the view that faith and science have little in common or even be bitter enemies. From Galileo to Darwin, this statement seems to have been accredited. In fact, these two dimensions of knowledge every now and have had a difficult relationship and it is clear that in history there have been differing views, but in reality this "conflict" is only apparent. That there is a dialogue and a healthy comparison between them it is not only possible but also desirable, because from such an exchange of views can take a positive impact on both dimensions of knowledge.
In this regard, firstly, the Faculty of Philosophy and later the Institute of Science and Faith of the Regina Apostolorum, for the past ten years, he devoted himself to the preparation of specialists in this interdisciplinary study through the activities of the Master in Science and Faith providing both an overview and details on more specific aspects of the mutual relationship between science and faith.
On the occasion of this tenth anniversary of the Master will take an afternoon study, which will see the ERA as a speaker Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, with a keynote address on The Role of the Pontifical Council for Culture in relation to the dialogue between science and faith.
The meeting will be held March 6, 2012 at 16:00 in the Aula Master of the Regina Apostolorum.
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi ERA was appointed Sept. 3, 2007 President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, succeeding Cardinal Paul Poupard, and also President of the Pontifical Commission for Cultural Heritage of the Church and President of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology. It is also the Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Pontifical Academies.
Born October 18, 1942 in Merate, was ordained a priest June 28, 1966 by Cardinal Giovanni Colombo, Archbishop consecrated September 29, 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI. On 20 November 2010 he was appointed Cardinal by His Holiness, who awarded him the diaconate of San Giorgio in Velabro.