'Courtyard of the Gentiles' to meet in Sicily, discuss law and Mafia
Catholic World News - March 20, 2012
The Vatican will continue its “Courtyard of the Gentiles” initiative, designed to promote encounters between Christianity and secular culture, with a meeting in Palermo, Italy on March 29-30. The meeting will be organized around the theme of law in a mult-religious society.
The Pontifical Council for Culture, which is sponsoring the meeting in Palermo, notes that the Sicilian city is an appropriate venue for a discussion of law in society, because of the enduring power of the Mafia there. The Council also notes the multi-cultural challenges of a society across the Mediterranean from a renascent Arab world.
Speakers at the Palermo event will include Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue; philosopher Remi Brague; Mafia expert Salvatore Lupo; prosecutor Piero Grasso; and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the president of the sponsoring organization, the Pontifical Council for Culture.
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