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Prolusion card. Sandri. Inauguration of the Academic Year 2022/2023

Prolusion card. Sandri. Inauguration of the Academic Year 2022/2023

Giving a voice to those who have no voice, as happened a few months ago in the meeting-testimony that also saw the Major Archbishop S.B. Sviatoslav Shevchuk, to whom we send from here our embrace and our prayers for him, the Greek-Catholic Church and all the Ukrainian people, regardless of denominational affiliation“.

This is  one of the aims of the institute for card. Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Dicastery for Oriental Churches, as well as Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. In his prolusion of yesterday, the cardinal outlined the objectives for the academic year that has just begun. Lots of news coming. In addition, the cardinal cited Pope Francis’ speech to the students of the Pontifical Universities, of the precious role of formators. Then the memory of the death of Father Nedungatt and the role of the Jesuit community to whom the institute has been entrusted since September 1922.

There is also a need for teachers in discerning the signs of the times and grasping how the ancestral traditions that have merged into the oriental codification process are related to the present“, underlined Card. Sandri, who announced how the process of unification of our institute with the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University, continue as desired by Pope Francis, with the Chirograph A greater collaboration, signed on December 17, 2019.

Read a complete text of prolusione of card. Sandri.