- Sep 21, 2020
When the COVID-19 coronavirus erupted in Italy this spring, it was a ‘baptism by fire’ moment for the new dean of theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, who formally stepped on board in January.
With coronavirus restrictions continuing to relax throughout Europe, pontifical universities in Rome are busy planning for an in-person academic year with new health and sanitary measures in place to ensure the virus doesn’t spread.
“We’re under a lot of pressure in the contemporary world, we Christians and Catholics, and it’s critical to find the right position for our backbone,” said the founder of a new institute devoted to John Paul II and Culture. “John Paul II shows us how to be in such a position.”
The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of its most famous alumnus by launching an interdisciplinary institute bearing his name.