"I think one could say that at the most intimate level, the true origin of the university lies in the thirst for knowledge that is proper to man. The human being wants to know what everything around him is. He wants truth." Benedict XVI
"May the possibility of studying in Rome help you to reinforce your sense of belonging to the Church and your commitment of fidelity to the Pope's universal Magisterium." Benedict XVI
"There is need of a true evangelical hermeneutic for better understanding life, the world and humanity, not of a synthesis but of a spiritual atmosphere of research and certainty based on the truths of reason and of faith." Francis
"We cannot grow and we cannot educate without consistency: consistency and witness!" Francis
"Dear students, in the University you are not only recipients of services, but you are the true protagonists of the activities performed there." St. John Paul II

Qualifications Framework

Academic university centers of the Catholic Church are different, depending on their aims and course contents; therefore, there are two different kinds: • Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties •... Read more

Training offer

At the center of the overall architecture of university studies we find Courses Supply, in which each curriculum is structured in a consistent and integrated way. Legislation According to the... Read more


  • Prefect signs Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates

    On the 5th of July, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, H. Em. Giuseppe Versaldi, and the Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The document is the premise and platform of an ever more fraternal collaboration in the educational field. It stems from a fundamental belief: if you want... Read more

  • Visit of the President of Georgia and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

    On 17 June 2021, the President of the Republic of Georgia, H.E. Salome ZOURABICHVILI, visited the Congregation for Catholic Education to have a meeting with the Prefect, H.Em. Cardinal Giuseppe VERSALDI, on various issues of common interest. The importance of integral education for the common good of societies and for the development of a culture of dialogue and tolerance was stressed, especially... Read more

  • Announcement

    The Norms of Application of the Apostolic Constitution Veritatis gaudium, issued by the Congregation for Catholic Education on 15 June 2020, are extended for the next academic year. Announcement of the Congregation for Catholic Education, 20 April 2021            IT - EN - FR - ES - DE Norms of... Read more

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Educatio catholica
Global compact on education