Johrendt and Gadaleta at the conference "Travelling Popes in the Middle Ages"

For many years now, the Paul Maria Baumgarten Institute for Papacy Research, directed by Prof. Dr. Jochen Johrendt, a student of Rudolf Schieffer, has existed at the University of Wuppertal. The institute is named after the enigmatic and certainly tragic figure of Baumgarten (+ 1948), a convert born in Wuppertal-Barmen in 1860, who was associated with the Campo Santo Teutonico throughout his life and, in addition to his journalistic and church-political activities, was above all an expert on the Curia. The Institute is very well networked in Italy. The current assistant of the RIGG, Nicola Gadaleta, completed parts of his studies in Wuppertal.