School of Theology


In the context of the pluralism of modern cultures, the School of Theology offers a program of formation marked by a strong Christocentrism, an orientation based on the conviction that a deep knowledge of the mystery of Christ is the perennial foundation for the transformation of human beings and the world.

The School’s formative agenda in both the educational and research levels is translated into the following choices of method and content:

  • A presentation of the intrinsic connection between the revealed truths as expression of the mystery of the Trinity and of its communication of love in Christ;
  • The mystery of the whole Christ, Head and Body, as the deep foundation of the essentially ecclesial character of any theological reflection–communion with the Church, with her doctrine, tradition, liturgy etc., is a necessary premise to any pursuit of theological knowledge of Revelation;
  • The intimate connection between the divinity and humanity of Christ as the light by which one understands the relation between faith and reason, both in theology and in one’s worldview, consequently deepening the meaning of created realities and their autonomy, and giving rise to a spirit of openness to a peaceful encounter with the natural, historical and social sciences;
  • The call to holiness, rooted in Baptism, and further diversified according to the various charisms and vocations in the Church, as a background to a more coherent vision of the theological and ethical dimensions of Christian existence.
  • Il lavoro della Facoltà si struttura in base ad un Istituto di Liturgia e a cinque Specializzazioni:  Teologia dogmatica, Teologia morale, Teologia spirituale, Teologia biblica e Storia della Chiesa.


In evidenza

The academic community mourns the loss of Professor Robert Wielockx, our Theology professor from 1997 to 2018, who passed away on June 30, 2024, in Mol (Belgium), where he had moved in February 2022.

Born in Balen (Belgium) on December 15, 1942, he taught medieval theology at the University of Leuven and was a member of the Albertus-Magnus Institute in Bonn. During his years in Rome, he was a part of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas and the Leonine Commission.

Before his retirement from the University, Professor Wielockx donated several volumes of Theology to our Library.

The funeral will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Mol, followed by the burial at the cemetery of Olmen, Balen.

We join in prayers for his eternal rest.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, an institutional event was held in the Aula Magna on the occasion of the Emeritato of Prof. Luis Navarro, Professor of Personal Law in the School of Canon Law and current Rector Magnificus of our University.

The academic community, representatives of ecclesial movements and new communities, colleagues, and friends who wished to share this significant moment with the outgoing Rector took part in the event.


Friday, June 21, 2024 (11:00 AM, Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II"), the usual event "Welcome to... Alumni Santa Croce 2024" took place for those who have completed their studies at our University during this academic year.

The meeting featured a guest speaker, one of our alumni from the School of Theology (PhD 2015), Father Alberto Giardina, currently the Director of the National Liturgical Office of the Italian Episcopal Conference.

Following the meeting, a Holy Mass was celebrated in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare. The day concluded with a convivial gathering in the courtyard.

The event was also available for streaming.



The concluding ceremonies for the respective School courses are taking place these days, with the awarding of certificates to students completing their study cycles.

  • Awarding of Bachelor’s Degrees

School of Theology, Monday, June 17, 11:00 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo

School of Philosophy, Thursday, June 20, 11:30 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo

  • Awarding of Licentiate Degrees

School of Theology, Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 AM in Aula Magna Giovanni Paolo II

School of Communication, Wednesday, June 19, 11:00 AM in Aula Benedetto XVI

School of Canon Law, Thursday, June 20, 11:15 AM in Aula Benedetto XVI

School of Philosophy, Thursday, June 20, 11:30 AM in Aula Álvaro del Portillo



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