Art. 3 – The Foundation has the purpose of solidarity, training, dissemination of art, especially sacred art; it promotes synodality, the culture of fraternity and dialogue.
To this end, the Foundation:
I. Promotes holistic formation, attentive to the spiritual and cultural level, to the community dimension and to the commitment of service in the world;
II. It favors that tourists can live the pilgrim experience through spiritual, cultural and artistic itineraries in the Basilica of San Pietro and in the spaces made available for the Fabbrica di San Pietro;
III. It organizes paths, events and experiences to foster fraternity and social friendship between Churches, different religions and between believers and non-believers;
IV. It promotes the culture of peace in the various spheres of life, from the personal to the social and political dimensions;
V. It favors “new encounters” nourished by social dialogue, by the sense of social forgiveness, by the purification of memory, by the promotion of restorative justice as an alternative to social revenge;
VI. It nourishes the initiatives aimed at encouraging the development of fraternal humanism, through the promotion of the principles of freedom, equality and fraternity, conditions for building a “universal love” that recognizes and protects the dignity of persons;
VII. It encourages projects for the care of creation, the protection of environmental resources, international solidarity and social responsibility;
VIII. It promotes the social alliance, responsible entrepreneurship, social investments, forms of human and sustainable work; integral ecology, sustainable development, ecological transition, health and scientific and technological research, in the light of the principles of the Social Doctrine
IX. It supports responsible communication, the truth of the sources, the credibility and reliability of those who are committed to building bridges;
X. In the symbolic embrace of the colonnade of St. Peter’s Basilica, it takes on the care of the weakest, the outsider and the foreigner, the different and the marginalized; it goes beyond cultural and social frontiers to re-read the suffering of the world and offer solutions in the light of the Gospel and the pontifical magisterium.