Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

January 28, 2013

Pope Benedict has asked Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, to lead his Lenten retreat Feb. 17-23.

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, reported Jan. 18 that the cardinal will focus on Ars orandi, ars credendi (the art of praying, the art of believing), looking particularly at “the face of God and the face of man in the Psalm prayers.”