AGAP’s director, Stephen Callaghan, was pleasantly surprised this month, when a letter arrived on his desk from the Vatican. President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi, wrote to Stephen, inviting him to submit answers to a series of questions that will inform an International Consultation between the Pontifical Council and Catholic Cultural Centres around the world.
“I am deeply honoured that AGAP has been invited to be part of this important work and that our humble efforts have been recognised by the Pontifical Council for Culture as worthy of inclusion in this consultation,” said Stephen.
The letter is not the first contact that AGAP has had with Cardinal Ravasi. In 2012, when AGAP’s annual Lentfest reached its 5th Anniversary, the occasion was marked by a special launch celebration held at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel that united religious and civic leaders alongside artists and a special letter of commendation from Cardinal Ravasi was read out congratulating AGAP on its work in the field of evangelisation through the arts.
AGAP is pleased to have the support of the Pontifical Council for Culture as it strives to create new opportunities to put the Church’s teachings on the importance of Faith and the Arts into practice in an accessible way for all.