Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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Bringing children closer to the 'beauty of creativity' with an Italian train trip
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, presented the initiative "Children's Train: A Journey Through Beauty" at a press conference in the Holy See Press Office on June 18. CNS photo / Paul Haring.

The initiative put forward by Cardinal Ravasi involves a train trip to be made by 450 children from different countries. Teachers, family members, and volunteers will also be joining the children on the trip made available by the Italian Railway System.

The train will depart from Milan on June 23, and make stops in Bologna, Florence, and finally arrive at the Vatican train station, where Pope Francis will meet those aboard. has the full story.

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