Gianfranco Ravasi (born 18 October 1942) is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church and scholar. He has been a cardinal since 2010. He has been President of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 3 September 2007.
|President of the Pontifical Council for Culture|
|Appointed||3 September 2007|
|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||18 October 1942|
Merate, Province of Lecco, Kingdom of Italy
|Alma mater||Archiepiscopal seminary of Milan|
Pontifical Gregorian University
Pontifical Biblical Institute
|Motto||Praedica Verbum ("Preach the Word") |
— 2 Timothy 4:2
|Coat of arms|
After ten years at the rank of cardinal deacon, he became a cardinal priest in 2021.
- "List of Cardinal Electors". Zenit. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "Concistoro Ordinario Pubblico per il Voto su alcune Cause di Canonizzazione, 03.05.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 3 May 2021. Archived from the original on 3 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.