OUR MISSION

The St. John Paul II Institute of Culture was established by two Polish NGO’s – the Saint Nicholas Foundation (Fundacja Świętego Mikołaja) and the
Futura-Iuventa Foundation – to look at the challenges facing the modern world and the Church in light of the life and
thought of St. John Paul II.

The idea of “thinking with John Paul II” has been embodied in the “JP2 Lectures” series, which are monthly lectures of prominent,
interdisciplinary academics who revisit the extraordinary contributions of John Paul II for our own day, and the “JP2 Studies” –
a one-year postgraduate program dedicated to developing the teaching of John Paul II.

Letter from
Pope Francis

On the day that marks the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II, the most illustrious pupil of this university, the Angelicum, inaugurates within its Faculty of Philosophy, an Institute of Culture named after him.

I wish to express my appreciation for this initiative and to extend a cordial greeting to the entire academic community and to all those who have gathered for this event, in particular to the representatives of the two Polish foundations, Futura Iuventa and Saint Nicholas, who are supporting this new Institute.

Pope Francis

INSITUTE COUNCIL

Fr. Serge Thomas Bonino OP

Dean, Faculty of Philosophy at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum

Fr. Serge Thomas Bonino OP

Dean, Faculty of Philosophy at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum

Fr. Cezary Binkiewicz OP

Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Fr. Cezary Binkiewicz OP

Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Dariusz Karłowicz

Program Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Dariusz Karłowicz

Program Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Joanna Paciorek

Executive Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Joanna Paciorek

Executive Director of St. John Paul II Institute of Culture

Mateusz Bednarkiewicz

President of the Futura Iuventa Foundation

Mateusz Bednarkiewicz

President of the Futura Iuventa Foundation

INSITUTE FOUNDERS

Krzysztof Domarecki

Krzysztof Domarecki

Jolanta & Mirosław Gruszka

Jolanta & Mirosław Gruszka

Wojciech Piasecki

Wojciech Piasecki

Tomasz Zdziebkowski

Tomasz Zdziebkowski