Ecclesiastical university

An ecclesiastical university is a special type of higher education school recognised by the Canon law of the Catholic Church. It is one of two types of universities recognised, the other type being the Catholic university. Every single ecclesiastical university is a pontifical university, while only a few Catholic universities are pontifical.

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Some independent institutions, schools or university faculties, even at non-pontifical universities, can be ecclesiastical institutes, ecclesiastical schools or ecclesiastical faculties and may also be given charters by the Holy See to grant ecclesiastical degrees, usually in one or two specific fields.

Ecclesiastical universities are licensed to grant ecclesiastical degrees in:

These ecclesiastical degrees are prerequisites to certain offices in the Roman Catholic Church, especially considering that bishop candidates are selected mainly from priests who are doctors of sacred theology (S.T.D.) or canon law (J.C.D.) and that ecclesiastical judges and attorneys must at least be licentiates of canon law (J.C.L.).

Ecclesiastical universities and faculties

Argentina

  • Facultades de Filosofía y Teología, San Miguel

Australia

Brazil

  • Faculdade Jesuíta de Filosofia e Teologia, Belo Horizonte

Cameroon

Canada

Chile

China

Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

  • Facultés Catholiques de Kinshasa, Kinshasa

Croatia

  • Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb

Dominican Republic

  • Seminario Pontificio Santo Tomás de Aquino, Santo Domingo

France

Germany

Hungary

India

  • Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy and Religion, Pune
  • Pontifical Institute of Theology and Philosophy, Alwaye, Kerala
  • Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies, Kottayam
  • St. Peter's Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Bangalore
  • Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy and Theology, Bangalore
  • Vidyajyoti Faculty of Theology, Dehli
  • Satya Nilayam Institute of Philosophy and Culture, Chennai
  • Faculty of Theology of Ranchi, Ranchi

Indonesia

  • Wedabhakti Pontifical Faculty of Theology, Yogyakarta

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Lebanon

Malta

  • Faculty of Theology, Tal-Virtù

Nigeria

Philippines

Poland

  • Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw, Warsaw
  • Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Wrocław, Wrocław

Spain

  • Ecclesiastical University of San Dámaso, Madrid
  • Theological Faculty of Catalonia, Barcelona

Switzerland

  • Facoltà di Teologia di Lugano, Lugano
  • Theologische Fakultät, University of Lucerne, Luzern
  • Theologische Hochschule Chur, Chur

United States

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