Studying at the Angelicum

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, commonly known as the “Angelicum,” is one of the major pontifical universities in Rome. Staffed and administered by members of the Order of Preachers, it serves as a focus for the Dominican Order’s theological and philosophical tradition among the Roman pontifical universities.

Training in Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue

The Angelicum offers training in the specialties of ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, developed according to the principles set out by the Second Vatican Council and the official Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Its objectives are the preparation of professors and practitioners in ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, the further education of directors of diocesan or regional/national ecumenical and interreligious offices, and the continuing ecumenical and interreligious education of the clergy, religious and the lay community. It offers foundational courses and seminars, and a systematic study that are relevant both to ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.