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The increasing importance of English in the Church has led the University to offer the possibility of a number of Licentiate Courses in the English language. Some of them will also be characterized by a methodology nearer to the Anglo-Saxon tradition. They are open to students of other universities in Rome and can be taken as elective courses.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Inauguration Ceremony opening the 2017/2018 Academic Year took place. The traditional votive Mass of the Holy Spirit was held in Sant'Apollinare Basilica. The Holy Mass was presided by the Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, and con-celebrated by clergy from the different faculties. In Aula Magna 'Giovanni Paolo II', the Solemn Academic Act took place. Rev. Prof. Héctor Franceschi, from the School of Canon Law, gave the inaugural speech on the theme Why marry? Reflections on marriage in current culture.
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A Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology will be offered by pontifical universities in Rome starting from the 2017-18 academic year, designed to spread the vision and the mission of Pope Francis’s Laudato si' Encyclical. Antonio Porras and Arturo Bellocq from the Faculty of Theology of the University of the Holy Cross are collaborating in the project. Lotta alla fame e conversione ecologica (by Arturo Bellocq) and La cura della casa comune (by Antonio Porras) are texts already published on the topic. The Diploma will be
On Friday, September 22, 2017, on the initiative of the ROR Research Group, and in collaboration with the Patres Association, the Workshop The seriousness of history. A tribute to  Christian Gnilka e Joseph Ratzinger, took place. Program
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, on the initiative of the Embassy of Guatemala to the Holy See, the University hosted a Meeting with Msgr. Francisco Javier Frojan, from the Secretariat of the State, on the themes of the Encyclical Laudato is, with the participation of members of Central America Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. There were present Ambassadors of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, who presented initiatives in their respective countries, starting with the suggestions contained in the Pope Francis' Encyclical.
On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Visiting Professor of the School of Church Communications, passed away in Rome. Born in Cartagena (Spain) in 1936, he was twenty-two years old in charge of the Vatican Communication as Director of the Press Room of the Holy See, accompanied by a large part of the pontificate of St. John Paul II and the early years of Benedict XVI. Since 2007, he has been the President of the advisory board of the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. The wake took place on July 6 in the sacristy of the Basilica of St Eugene (Viale delle Belle Arti 10, Rome). The funeral was celebrated by Monsignor Mariano Fazio, Vicar General of the Prelature of Opus
On the initiative of the vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, an International Conference on the theme Oceans. Caring for a common heritage took place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (9 am, Aula Álvaro del Portillo).  The conference was held in collaboration with the Embassies of France, Monaco and the Netherlands to the Holy See. Program-invite


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