Danilo Ceccarelli-Morolli


Danilo Ceccarelli-Morolli


Prof. Danilo Ceccarelli-Morolli is Italian, this is also where he has been educated.
He is an ordinary professor in the Faculty of Oriental Canon Law (where he teaches: Roman and Byzantine Law, Geopolitics, Civil Law, History of Oriental Canon Law, and Economics).


He has authored more than 160 scientific publications (books, papers, encyclopedic voices, book-reviews) and his field of scientific interest is Byzantine law, the influence of Roman law inside Oriental Canon Law and also Geopolitics.

Academic Formation (“Gradi Ottenuti”)

Doctor in Law with laude (Univ. of Campobasso, Italy)
Doctor in Letters – Oriental Studies with laude (Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)
Specialization in History of Religions (Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)
Research Doctorate in History of Religions (Univ. of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy)
Doctorate (Ph.D) in Civil Law summa cum laude (Lateran University)
Doctorate (Ph.D) in Oriental Canon Law summa cum laude (Pontifical Oriental Institute)
Licentiate in Ecclesiastical Oriental Sciences, magna cum laude (Pontifical Oriental Institute)
Diploma of the IASD (Institute of High Studies of the Defence Ministry – 14th Special Session)
GMDSS Long-Range Certificate (Italy, Ministry of the Communications).

Country of Birth



Il diritto dell’Impero Romano d’Oriente. Introduzione alle fonti e ai protagonisti, «Kanonika» 21, Roma 2016 (ISBN 978-88-97789-48-2), pp. 235.


Crisi dell’Islam e “utopia” del neo-Califfato? in D. Ceccarelli Morolli (a cura di), Crisi delle concezioni tradizionali delle varie discipline giuridiche, Roma 2017, pp. 5-40 (ISBN:978-88-492-3451-0).


Justinian’s Novles and the Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium. A Concrete Case of the Influence of Roman Law in the Code of Canons of the Eastern (Catholic) Churches Today, in Studi sull’Oriente Cristiano 20/1 (2016), pp. 55-62.


Fetha Nagast e Ius Romanum, ovvero cenni circa i rapporti fra diritto romano e diritto etiopico, in Zarzeczny R. (ed.), Aethiopia fortitudo ejus. Studi in onore di Mons. Osvaldo Raineri in occasione del suo 80° compleanno, «Orientalia Christiana Analecta» 298, Roma 2015, pp. 137-148 (ISBN 978-88-7210-392-0)


Appunti di Geopolitica, Roma 2018, Ed. Valore Italiano, pp. 301; ISBN 978-88-97789-60-4.

Prizes and Awards

Correspondent  Member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences


Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic


Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)


Knight of the Eq. Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (SCV)


Knight of the S.A.I. Constantinian Order of St.  George (R. H. of Borbone-Parma)


Cross of the of the Military Order of St. George (R. H. of Borbone-Parma)

Projects in working

Relationships between Roman and Byzantine Law and Oriental Canon Law




Ancient Near East Laws

Favorite Quote


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.


– Sir Winston Churchill