From June 1 to 3, 2016, is the Jubilee for Priests and Seminarians. Among other initiatives for the event, a retreat will be held during which Pope Francis will preach and preside over the Holy Mass.

During the first part of the day June 1, priests and seminarians are invited to visit one of the three Jubilee Churches indicated for the Holy Year (San Salvatore in Lauro, Santa Maria in Vallicella, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini), where they will be able to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and to spend time in Eucharistic Adoration.

The participants will also make the pilgrimage to the Holy Door of Saint Peter’s Basilica, walking along the reserved pathway that leads from the area outside of Castel Sant’Angelo up Via della Conciliazione.  A time slot for making their pilgrimage will be indicated to the participants; there will also be spiritual accompaniment in their own languages.

The second part of the day will consist in a catechesis on the theme of mercy, given by a Bishop. This will be followed by a concelebrated Mass. For this part of the schedule, which will take place in the late afternoon, some of the Churches in the central historic zone of Rome will welcome the priests and seminarians, according to linguistic groups.

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Letter to Priests

From September 5 to 15, 2016, on the initiative of the Department of Church History, a Workshop in Humanistic IT for Philologists will take place.

For admission, some type of literary-linguistic degree is required, and the applicant cannot be older than 35.

Further Information

Enrollment (by July 31, 2016)

From September 5 to 11, 2016, on the initiative of the Faculty of Communications, the 5th edition of The Church Up Close will take place. It is a conference offered in English for journalists who cover religious news, this year on the theme, Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis.

Further Information | Enrollment

Press Release

From September 19 to 23, 2016, on the initiative of the Faculty of Canon Law, the VI Course on Marriage Law and Canonical Procedure will take place. The course is dedicated to the continuing education of those working in Ecclesial Tribunals.

Further Information

Online Enrollment

Thursday, May 12, in memory of Bl. Álvaro del Portillo, founder and first Grand Chancellor of Santa Croce, a celebration took place at the University.

At 4:00 pm (Palazzo dell'Apollinare) musical performance.

At 7:00 pm, the Prelate of Opus Dei, Mons. Javier Echevarría, celebrated the Holy Mass in the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio.




Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (Aula Benedetto XVI, at 5:00 pm), in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru to the Holy See, there was an event titled Coloquios sobre Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo y el Perù.



From April, 26 to 28, 2016, on the initiative of the School of Church Communications, X Professional Seminar for Church Communication Offices took place, on the theme: "Participation and sharing: managing Church communication in a digital environment".

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From April 18-19, 2016, on the initiative of the Canon Law Faculty, a Conference on Law and norm in the liturgy take place, with reference to the Constitution De Sacra Liturgia, 50 years from the conclusion of the II Vatican Council.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 (11:30 am, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II") a meeting took place with His Beatitude Mons. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, in order to consider The situation of Christians in the Holy Land.

Msgr. Twal's Speech

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (9:15 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo), on the initiative of the Institute of Liturgy, a Study Day took place titled Celebrate the mercy of God.



Friday, April 8, 2016, beginning at 2:30 pm, the University’s Jubilee took place, open to the academic community and families.

After a musical meditation, a pilgrimage processed to St. Peter’s Basilica in order to walk through the Holy Door.




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X Professional Seminar for Church Communication Offices, April 26-28, 2016

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