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Bullettino vaticano del 10 novembre 2023:

The Rectors and Principals of the six Pontifical Academic Institutions administratively dependent on the Holy See (Pontifical Lateran University, Pontifical Urbanian University, Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and the Family)

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Datum: 2023-12-07
Ort: Campo Santo Teutonico

On 7 December, following Vespers on the Solemnity of the Archconfraternity of Santa Maria della Pietà (5 p.m.), Dr Teresa Lohr's book on the former and current artistic decoration of the church of the Campo Santo Teutonico of S. Heid will be presented. The book is the 69th supplement volume of the Römische Quartalschrift. Mrs Lohr was an assistant at the Roman Institute of the Görres Society. The church of the Campo Santo was built by the confraternity founded in the middle of the 15th century and consecrated in 1500, making it older than the Renaissance St Peter's Basilica.


According to unconfirmed sources, the French Trappists are currently leaving their monastery in Frattocchie, located on the Via Appia Nuova in front of Castel Gandolfo. The monastery is said to be up for sale.

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Dr Andreas Burtscheidt, head of the Hanns Seidel Foundation's doctoral funding programme, came to Rome in November with a 40-strong group from the club of former scholarship holders. The programme "History, politics and culture to the right and left of the Tiber" also included lectures and guided tours by "Görresians", in this case the director and Dr Ulf Schulte-Umberg (photo).

On 9 November at 7pm at Campo Santo Teutonico, the English edition of the booklet "Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty - The hero of the Campo Santo Teutonico" will be presented by the Irish Embassy to the Holy See. This will be preceded at 6pm by Holy Mass with Bishop Daimuid Martin from Dublin, the former Vice-Rector of the College.

Hugh O'Flaherty

On the 400th anniversary of the death of the Slavic apostle Josaphat, an exhibition is on display at the Gregorian University. Josaphat, the Basilian monk dedicated his life to unity among Christians. His work spans Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland and Belarus and bears witness to the historical bond between the Eastern Catholic Church and Western Europe and Rome in particular. It is not announced how long the exhibition will be on display.


The complete renovation of the Campo Santo Teutonico, which is planned to take several years, was initiated on 19 October with the signing of the contract for the renovation of the historic wall by Ambassador Dr Bernhard Kotsch, Rector Konrad Bestle and Camerlengo Franco Reale.

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