Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare”


The Higher Institute of Religious Studies “all’Apollinare” (ISSRA) is an academic center of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, established on September 17th, 1986 by the Congregation for Catholic Education. The current Statutes, approved on January 22nd, 2010, acknowledge the provisions of the Instruction in Higher Institutes of Religious Sciences, promulgated by the same Congregation on June 28th, 2008.

The main purposes of the Institute are:

  • the theological formation of the faithful, laity and religious, through systematic study and scientific examination of Catholic doctrine;
  • preparation of pastoral workers for local communities
  • preparation for the various activities of the lay apostolate.

The Institute has a specific didactic methodology, which offers the traditional forms of on site teaching (lessons, written assignments, oral examinations) in a flexible form, suited to those who for geographical, professional or family reasons are unable to attend an Institute requiring daily attendance.

All didactic activity is carried out at the University.

The Institute fosters frequent dialogue between students and professors: lesson meetings are particularly important moments in this pedagogical relationship and therefore attendance is compulsory.

The dates of the meetings are indicated on the academic calendar.

Furthermore, a professor with the role of tutor is assigned to each student; the tutor's role is to help students resolve any doubts or difficulties regarding their studies, especially of an organizational or methodological nature.



June 26, 2017
Memoria di San Josemaría Escrivá - Chiusura dell'Università e della Biblioteca
June 27, 2017
Discussione tesi di Dottorato della Facoltà di Teologia - Specializzaizone in Teologia Morale

The Relation Between the Christian Hope and the Human Hopes: "Status Quaestionis" and the Development of a New Proposal
di Binny Mary Das
Relatore: Prof. Mons. Juan Ramón Areitio

Aula Benedetto XVI
June 29, 2017
Festa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo - Chiusura dell'Università e della Biblioteca
July 11, 2017
ISSRA: Scadenza prenotazione esame orale (sessione 25.08.17)
August 1, 2017
ISSRA: chiusura della Segreteria

fino al 24 agosto compreso

In evidenza

La Facoltà di Comunicazione, in collaborazione con l'ISCOM e Harambee Africa International, organizza un nuovo ciclo di incontri del Seminario rivolto al mondo del non profit "Comunicare: strumenti, strategie e tecnologie per il non profit". 

Gli incontri di questa edizione avranno luogo il 27 gennaio 2017 e il 3 e 10 febbraio.

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