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Pope Francis’ with Fr. Peter Harman, rector of the Pontifical North American College, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Sept. 29, 2021.

Rector Fr. Peter Harman to end term at North American College seminary in Rome

Oct 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Fr. Peter Harman has led Rome’s American seminary since 2016. Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory ordains deacons from Rome’s North American College in St. Peter’s Basilica, Sept. 30, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory urges North American College’s new deacons to have ‘heart for charity’

Oct 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

The ordination Mass was celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

The Pontifical North American College is a major seminary in Rome that educates seminarians from U.S. diocese and elsewhere.

North American College to cancel teaching and celebrating Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Aug 31, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In a memo sent to "the Community'' at the North American College (NAC), Rector Fr. Peter Harman announced that all... Read more

American seminary in Rome to defend itself against lawsuit alleging ‘predatory homosexuality’

Feb 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The American seminary in Rome has said it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit filed by a former student... Read more

Ordination of new Deacons from the Pontifical North American College in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 3, 2019.

Rome's American seminary quarantines as students test positive for coronavirus

Oct 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The college for American seminarians in Rome is quarantining as a campus after several students tested positive for the coronavirus... Read more

Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College meet Pope Francis Sept. 6, 2020.

Newly arrived American seminarians meet Pope Francis after travel quarantine

Sep 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

American seminarians met with Pope Francis this week after completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon their arrival in Rome.  Read more

Seminarians from the North American College in Rome, Italy pray the rosary in St. Peter's Square March 13, 2016. CNA file photo.

American seminary in Rome sends students home during coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Pontifical North American College seminary has sent students to return to their homes and... Read more

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

How American seminarians in Rome celebrate Holy Week

Mar 30, 2018

By Elise Harris

For American seminarians at the Pontifical North American college in Rome, Holy Week liturgies take on new life and dimension,... Read more

Installation Mass of Reverend Peter Harman at the NAC, Feb. 28, 2016.

Rome's US seminary welcomes new rector

Feb 29, 2016

By Ann Schneible

The Pontifical North American College (NAC) on Sunday officially installed its new rector, Fr. Peter Harman.    Read more

Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

Pope Francis to honor Junipero Serra at American seminary in Rome

Apr 16, 2015

By Elise Harris

Since Pope Francis won’t make it to California for the canonization of its great evangelizer, he will join a celebration... Read more

 The North American Martyrs celebrate winning the Clericus Cup two years in a row on May 18, 2013.

American seminarians win Clericus Cup second time

May 18, 2013

The North American Martyrs succeeded in clinching the Clericus Cup for the second year in a row, beating the seminarians... Read more

(L-R) Msgr James Checchio, James and Miriam Mulva, Archbishop John Myers, unknown, Jonathan Mulva and Cardinal Edwin O'Brien.

North American College breaks ground on 10-story building

Apr 15, 2013

Seminarians filled the North American College with strains of “Holy God We Praise Thy Name” as they took part in... Read more