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Prominent Alumni of the Gregorian University Consortium St. Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Gregorian University



The Gregorian University Consortium has a notable record of accomplishment in
providing leaders for the Church:


73 saints and blessed

17 popes (8 of the last 12) were alumni or former faculty

More than 900 of the approximately 4,400 living bishops

Over one-third of the current College of Cardinals studied there — and a majority of
   the cardinals who participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis



Some prominent 20th Century alumni/former faculty include:


Pope Benedict XVI

Pope John Paul I

Pope Paul VI

Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XI

The late Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador and martyr

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Tomás Cardinal Spidlík, Professor Emeritus, Ponitifical Oriental Institute

The late Carlo Maria Cardinal Martini, alumnus, former teacher and former rector of both
   the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian Univeristy

The late Avery Cardinal Dulles, Fordham University

The late Edward Cardinal Egan, Retired Archbishop of New York

William Cardinal Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia

Josef Cardinal Tomko, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People

Most Reverend Oscar Lipscomb, Archbishop of Mobile

William Cardinal Levada, Former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of St. Louis

Agostino Cardinal Cacciavillan

Most Reverend Anthony Pilla, Bishop of Cleveland

Most Reverend Hector Y. Doueihi, Bishop of the Maronite Diocese of St. Maron

The late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

Bartholomew I, Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople

Dr. Jack Miles, 1996 Pulitzer Prize winner for his book, God: A Biography, a study of the Old Testament


"In these centers of learning, professors and students gather from all parts of the world to serve the Church through their study and research . . . spreading the light of Christ's truth to every corner of the globe."
" . . . the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Vatican's premier training ground for priests and others entering religious life . . . "
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