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In Rome, a training course promoted by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is currently taking place, aimed at bishops, presidents, and directors of Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean on the topic of Safe Church Environments.
One of the sessions of the course, scheduled until March 1st, was held on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. This activity is part of the
On Thursdays February 22nd and 29th, and March 7th, 2024, (at 3:00 PM, The Great Hall of Pope John Paul II) the Center for Priestly Formation, in collaboration with the Relational Ontology Research Group (ROR), offers a short Course entitled Prevention of Abuses in the Church. Accompanying, Healing, Managing to priests, religious, seminarians, laypeople, and University students.
The lessons are held by professors Ilaria Vigorelli and Francisco Insa
On Thursday, February 22, 2024 (at 11:00 am, in the Aula Minor Álvaro del Portillo), the book Liturgicum Mysterium Colendum Semperque Fovendum was presented, a miscellany offered to Professor Manlio Sodi on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
The speakers were His Excellency Monsignor Vittorio Viola, Secretary of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; His Excellency Monsignor Antonio Staglianò, President of the Pontifical Academy of Theology; José Luis Gutiérrez Martín, Ordinary Professor of Liturgy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross; Damásio Medeiros, Professor of Liturgy at the Salesian
On Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (at 8:45 a.m. in the minor hall "Álvaro del Portillo"), upon the initiative of the Institute of Liturgy, the Study Day The Liturgical Reform between History and Theology 60 Years after Inter Oecumenici (1964-2024) was held.
After the greetings from the Dean of the School of Theology, Philip Goyret, interventions were made by Bishop Vittorio Francesco Viola, Secretary of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Sr. Elena Missimi, FMA, of the Pontifical Salesian University, the professor from Santa Croce
On Wednesday, February 21, 2024 (at 9:30 am, in the Aula Magna Giovanni Paolo II), a new event on communication and migrants took place, titled Migrants and Refugees Between Solidarity and Fear, promoted in collaboration with the ISCOM Association and the Committee on Information, Migrants, and Refugees.
The activity aimed to provide a new opportunity for dialogue among authorities, academics, journalists, and humanitarian organization leaders to focus on the challenges of the media system and to contribute to more accurate information in
On January 31, 2024, the deadline for participating in the second Call for Projects, launched last September to welcome interdisciplinary and international research proposals, expired. Fourteen project proposals involving 53 professors from Santa Croce and a significant number of researchers from other universities were received. Each proposal will be scientifically evaluated by a group of experts, both internal and external to the University, coordinated by the Scientific Committee composed of professors Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti and Héctor Franceschi from Santa Croce and Professor Ángel J. Gómez Montoro from the University of Navarra. Subsequently, the projects will be
The School of Canon Law of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross wishes to remember Professor Gaetano Lo Castro with a Mass for the repose of his soul, on the occasion of his thirtieth anniversary, on February 29th, at 7:00 PM, in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare (located at Piazza di Sant'Apollinare in Rome). Those who wish to concelebrate are kindly requested to send a message to fpuig [at] On January 29, 2024, Professor Gaetano Lo Castro passed away in Catania after several months of illness. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Canon Law continuously since 1985 and an emeritus professor of Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza."
Starting from February 15, 2024, begins the 11th edition of the Seminar Trainers Course  on Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM. The course is designed for priest students in Rome who will be providing future service in the training and guidance of candidates for priesthood. The course aims to contribute to the preparation of trainers for diocesan seminaries, prepare for the ministry of spiritual accompaniment and discernment, teach how to provide training for freedom, understand the maturation processes of seminarians, and develop awareness of the seminary environment. The course is conducted exclusively in face-to-face format,
On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Casa Santa Marta, a Collaboration Agreement was signed between the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and our University, in the shared mission of preventing abuse and protecting minors and vulnerable adults, which is inherent to the universal Church.
The agreement was signed by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, as President of the Commission, and by Reverend Luis Navarro, the


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