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Our annual Colloquium in Rome is a chance to enjoy good company, to engage in dialogue about the Catholic Church and to meet some of its present and future leaders: the students who come to the Gregorian University Consortium — the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Oriental Institute — from more than 150 countries around the world.


You will see Rome from a unique perspective — at the heart of the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus. We will share the adventure of Jesuit Rome and the excellence of the Gregorian University Consortium with academic, spiritual, social and cultural opportunities in the company of our friends.


Mass daily at wonderful locations: Church of the Gesù, St. Ignatius' private quarters and the Altar of the Tomb of St. John XXIII


Receptions with Church and Jesuit Leaders: The Rectors of our three institutions, Father General and Father Delegate of the Society of Jesus and the weekly Papal Audience


Special Attractions: Private tour of the Sistine Chapel, reception at the Palazzo Ferrajoli and a reception with the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See


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Vatican City, March 11 — Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin gave a Lectio Magistralis at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, during the "Dies Academicus,"
the annual study day dedicated to a theme that the different departments of the university analyse from the perspectives of various fields of study (theology,
philosophy, history, culture, canon law, social sciences, missiology, psychology, spirituality, etc). This year's theme was "Peace: gift of God, human responsibility, Christian commitment". The title of the Secretary of State's Lectio Magistralis was
"The diplomatic activity of the Holy See in the service of peace".


"The diplomatic activity of the Holy See is not content to observe events or evaluate their importance; nor can it remain merely a critical voice", affirmed Cardinal Parolin.
He continued, ". . . The Holy See works . . . to sustain an idea of peace as the fruit of just relations, of respect for international law, of the protection of fundamental human rights beginning with those of the least among us, the most vulnerable."


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Nine of Twenty New Cardinals From the Gregorian University Consortium


Pope Francis named twenty new cardinals who received their red hats on February 14th. The new cardinals come from 14 nations and five Continents, making them a highly diverse group.


His Excellency Msgr. Dominique Mamberti
Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Studied Canon Law at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. José Manuel Macário do Nascimento Clemente
Patriarch of Lisbon
Studied Church History at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M.
Archbishop of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)
Received his doctorate in Sociology at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Ricardo Blázquez Pérez
Archishop of Valladolid (Spain)
Received his doctorate in Theology at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Karl-Joseph Rauber
Titular Archbishop of Giubalziana (Tunisia), Apostolic Nuncio
Received his doctorate in Canon Law at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Alberto Suárez Inda
Arcbishop of Morelia (Mexico)
Received his licentiate in Philosophy at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Kriengsak Kovitvanit
Archbishop of Bangkok
Studied Spirituality at the Gregorian University.


His Excellency Msgr. Arlindo Gomes Furtado
Bishop of Santiago de Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
Received his licentiate in Sacred Scriptures at the Biblical Institute.


His Excellency Msgr. Luis Héctor Villalba
Received licentiates in Theology and Ecclesiastical History at the Gregorian University.




The Gregorian University Foundation Honors Peggy Hassett
With The 2014 William R. Grant Award

The Board of Trustees of The Gregorian University Foundation honored Margaret Brennan Hassett with the 2014 William R. Grant Award for Exceptionally Generous Leadership. Read More

2014 Grant Award Honoree Peggy Hassett (center),
with her husband John Kehoe to her right,
and Gregorian University President Rev. Alan Fogarty, S.J.



Pope Francis Celebrates Special Liturgy To Mark the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus

Click on the picture or headline above to read the Pope's homily and see more photos of this special liturgy.



The Gregorian University Consortium Special Papal Audience on April 10, 2014

Rev. Alan J. Fogarty, S.J., President of the Foundation and Trustees William Frank, Peggy Hassett,
Dr. Charles Peter, and Ellen Shafer attended Pope Francis' Special Audience for the entire community
of the Gregorian University Consortium. Please click here for the Pope's remarks.



 VIDEO: At the Service of the Universal Church
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Video Produced By:
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Communications
at the Gregorian University
Centre Director: Rev. Augustine Savarimuthu, S.J.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4, Movement 2
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 2, Movement 1
Performed by The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City
Pianist & Conductor: Justin Bischof



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