January 18, 2013. (Romereports.com)
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi
, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, will lead the spiritual exercises
that take place for the Pope and Roman Curia during the first week of Lent
According to the news agency I.Media
, Ravasi will become the eighth prelate
that Benedict XVI confers this responsibility
to. In previous years, other prelates that have led the exercises for Lent include Congolese Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, French Carmelite François Marie Lethel and Enrico dal Covolo, Salesian rector for the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, among others.