COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Holy See/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.3 Intercultural education

The Holy See's educational policy is by nature intercultural. Ecclesiastical Faculties, which grant canonical degrees and, although existing in different countries, depend upon the Holy See's Congregation for Education, have an intercultural identity: as a first stage of intercultural education they protect and develop their own Catholic identity within the framework governed by the constitution Sapientia Christiana; then, immersed in local cultural milieu, they have a certain amount of integration into the national cultural systems.

Also, many intercultural institutes, research groups, and experiential associations have been established at or attached to different Catholic universities. Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the document which oversees such educational institutions obliges Catholic Universities to relate to the academic, cultural and scientific world of the region in which it is located and to foster original forms of dialogue and collaboration suitable for the local cultural situation.

For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section


Chapter published: 26-11-2009

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