The Pontifical Council

The Per Artem Ad Deum medal has been awarded for eight years during the International Exhibition of Church Construction, Church Fittings and Furnishings and Religious Art SACROEXPO held in Targi Kielce.

The Pontifical Council for Culture, the body which awards this accolade, was founded in 1982 upon the initiative of  Pope John Paul II. Establishing it, the Holy Father emphasized that “the dialogue of the Church with cultures of the contemporary world constitutes a significant area of activity, in which in the last years of the 20th century the future of the world is being shaped”. Thus, owing to the cooperation of the Council members, the dialogue between the Church and Culture has been continuously developing at the level of universities, experts, researchers and scientists.