Nowadays, culture is becoming more distant from Christian ideal, which makes it more difficult to spread Christian thoughts publicly. Is there a space for Christianity in today’s culture and public life? This topic resonated in connection with this year’s Pohoda festival. What is the proper answer of Christians, pushed away from public space? And how to, on the other hand, inspire the politics by Christians principles
Prof. ThDr. ICODr. Cyril Vasil, SJ, PhD. is a Slovak Greek-Catholic Archbishop and currently also the Eparchial Bishop of the Košice Eparchy. He completed his theological studies at the Catholic Theological Seminary in Bratislava and was ordained a priest in 1987, when he also emigrated to Italy. He completed his theological education with a Licentiate and later a Doctorate in Canon Law and in 1990 he entered the Society of Jesus in Genoa. In the following years he held several important positions, including that of Dean of the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Law and Rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. He was consecrated a bishop in 2009 in Rome, and was also appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
He graduated in philosophy at Trnava University. He serves as the President of the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship and co-organizes the Bratislava / Košice Hanus days festival. He is the editor-in-chief of Verbum, a magazine for contemporary Christian culture. He also works as a script editor for the RTVS discussion program Do kríža, appears in the Reflektor program on Devín radio and is also involved in civic activities, especially in the field of pro-life.