Vatican City, Jan 17, 2020 / 11:11 am
The Pontifical Gregorian University said Friday it will review the doctoral dissertation of Scotland's Bishop Stephen Robson, which is alleged to contain several acts of plagiarism.
The institution's "academic authorities have decided to proceed to a careful review of the dissertation in question, in accordance with what is established in the University's Ethical Norms," the university said in a Jan. 17 statement provided to CNA.
"The Pontifical Gregorian University considers plagiarism a very serious infringement of university ethics since the 'attribution to itself of the intellectual property of the text or content of a work of others, in any part of it, is a lack of justice and truth,'" the statement added, quoting from the university's plagiarism policy.
"A charge of plagiarism involving a doctoral dissertation necessarily implies special attention by the University," the statement added.