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The Culture of Encounter Project has been featured at two major conferences at Rome, in November 2021 and May 2022, at which Church leaders explored key dimensions of the topic.

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Pope Francis waves to a crowd

Our great challenge is to create a culture of encounter, which encourages individuals and groups to share the richness of their traditions and experiences, to break down walls and to build bridges.

– Pope Francis, Message to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, November 15, 2016