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

Judith Kovacs (1945-2020), was a professor at the University of Virginia. She was a philologist, exegete, and devoted herself to biblical as well as patristic studies; always striving for a theological understanding of texts. Judith was driven by a great love for Christian revelation and Church tradition, which was expressed through her authentic, open dialogue and ecumenism. This passion led her to always promote the works of her interlocutors and, in particular, young researchers. Those who met Judith were always struck by her ability to ask daring questions, which always stemmed from a deep curiosity about God and man's salvation.

The Judith Kovacs Scholarship has been established to honour her intellectual legacy. Its aim is to promote a two-year call for proposals to support theological research. It is available for women who wish to pursue a doctorate at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

As is now customary, the University Feast Day was held on March, 10 2022 in memory of Blessed Álvaro del Portillo, our founder and first Grand Chancellor, on the anniversary of his birth.

It took place from 3 pm in the Aula Magna "Giovanni Paolo II", with the performance Travelling with Dante.

The initiative was aimed at students, teachers and administrative staff.

Gift and the Unity of Being

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, March 10, 2022

h 15.30 - Aula Benedetto XVI

The event is part of the series Ror seminar. Be present Antonio López (John Paul II Institute, Washington).

For online connection:

Poster | page info

From February 16 to May 25, 2022, every Wednesday (except April 13 and 20), from 3 to 4.40 pm, the Schools of Theology and Canon Law organize the Optional Course (4 ECTS) Ecclesial Movements: a reality on the way. The service of ecclesial law.

For information and registration: teologia [at] (School of Theology) | canonico [at] (School of Canon Law)


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