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Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, where the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is located.

‘The pope’s university’ gets a new rector

Aug 1, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Alfonso Amarante, CSsR, to head the Pontifical Lateran University. Read more

Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne, president of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences in Rome.

New JPII Institute president: My stance on Humanae vitae was misinterpreted

Oct 11, 2021

By Solène Tadié

Msgr. Philippe Bordeyne officially took office on Sept. 22. Read more

Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis, and UNESCO’s Audrey Azoulay at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Oct. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis launches ecology degree course at pontifical university

Oct 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The course was created with the Ecumenical Patriarch’s cooperation. Read more

CDF to hold study day on 2001 instruction for dissolution of marriage ‘in favorem fidei’

Apr 23, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The dissolution of a marriage bond “in favorem fidei” (in favor of the faith) can be approved by the pope... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University

Nov 17, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because... Read more

Pontifical Lateran University.

Lay rector a first at the 'Pope's university'

Jun 7, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For the first time in its 245-year history, a lay professor has been appointed rector of the Pontifical Lateran University,... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan speaks to CNA at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Nov. 6, 2014.

Cardinal Scola: Universities can play crucial role in family synod

Nov 9, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Angelo Scola holds that pontifical universities are the ideal place where issues at stake in the Synod of Bishops... Read more

Bishop Enrico dal Covolo, S.D.B., rector of the Pontifical Lateran University, speaks to CNA Sept. 9, 2014.

Francis encourages us as did Don Bosco, Lateran rector says

Sep 11, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

As the bicentenary of the birth of St. John Bosco approaches, a Salesian who is rector of the Pontifical Lateran... Read more