Pope Francis’ New Apostolic Constitution on Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties

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On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ Apostolic Constitution, Veritatis gaudium (“The Joy of Truth”).  The eighty-seven page document replaces the Apostolic Constitution, Sapientia Christiana which was issued in 1979.  Veritatis gaudium reforms the norms governing Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties.

The Papal document encourages study with “an open spirit and on one’s knees,” to improve scientific research and promote encounter and dialogue, without forgetting to posit an “option for the poorest.”  For a summary within Zenit click here.

To review Veritatis gaudium in its entirety, click here.