For the first time ever, a Pontifical University is offering a Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations. The Congregation for Catholic Education has in fact established this new category of canonical Licentiate at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, entrusting its preparation to the “Cardinal Bea” Centre for Judaic Studies.
“This is not only exciting for us, but also symbolically relevant,” explains Fr Etienne Vetö, Director of the Centre. “Built on decades of hard work and bonds of friendship to which it lends testimony, it is a sign that not only openly declares the constitutive importance of Judaic studies for Christianity, but also purposely recognises, within the structure of the education of our faith, the powerful mutual enlightenment that occurs when — side by side — we study Revelation. This model can continue to be generated in our communities and our schools. May this novelty set a precedent.”
The new academic path will be presented in a special event on 21 April 2021; the speeches will be in English and Italian with simultaneous translation only for those who have registered for the event, who will also be able to participate in the Q&A session. The event in original language can be followed in live streaming on bit.ly/licentiatebea
For admission requirements, please consult the webpage of the Licentiate in Judaic Studies and Jewish-Christian Relations. Scholarships are available, with application deadline at 26 April 2021. For more information write to [email protected]