Translation by: Santiago Biei, CT
After 17 years of regular publication, and having reached a significant audience across the Hispanic world, HUMANITAS, Christian Anthropological and Cultural Review of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile launches its English version.
According to the information the website www.humanitas.cl, in the banner saying "PRESENTADA EN EL VATICANO HUMANITAS EN INGLÉS" (Humanitas in
English was presented in the Vatican), this initiative was officially launched on November 29th, on
a ceremony at Vatican City, in the see of the Pontifical
Commission for Latin America.
As informed in the mentioned site, important authorities of the Holy See and distinguished representatives of cultural associations from Rome and other places and countries took part in the ceremony.
Founded on 1995 in Santiago de Chile and constituted by a Contributors Council, which gathers the most intellectually outstanding figures of the catholic universe, HUMANITAS defined its mission from the beginning as a "body of thought and study that seeks to reflect the concerns and teachings of the Pontifical Magisterium" a premise for dialogue with contemporary society and culture that has proved to be greatly fruitful.
No. 1 / Year 1
of the English version of HUMANITAS, incorporates in its 252
pages, a large quantity of essays from the No. 63
(July-September 2011) of the Spanish version, entitled "JOHN PAUL II, gift of the Divine
Mercy" (BEATO JUAN PABLO II, regalo de la Divina
Misericordia), whose pages were completely
dedicated to the figure and work of the remembered pontiff with essays written by cardinals Scola, Amato, Dulles, Stanislaw Dziwisz, Piacenza and
professors Livio Melina, Stanislav Grygiel, Pedro Morandé, Carl
Anderson, among others.
The English version of HUMANITAS Review, will be released, for a start, biannually.It will be materialized through a limited print run and a massive diffusion through a digital version that can be read for free, in the website http://www.humanitas.cl/web/revistaprivadas/
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