viernes, 22 de junio de 2018

The Pope encourages José Luis Mendoza to “go ahead with the projects and supporting the Church”

The Pope encourages José Luis Mendoza to “go ahead with the projects and supporting the Church” 

The president of the UCAM (Catholic University of Murcia) participated in a private Mass with Pope Francis and he briefed the Pope about the last details of the international project for the diffusion of the studies on marriage and family by means of on-line degrees.

The president of the UCAM, José Luis Mendoza, participated on Monday in the private Eucharist in the St. Martha’s chapel of the papal residence, presided by His Holiness Pope Francis. Mendoza had the honour of serving at the altar; a delegation of the Catholic University participated as well, together with the president’s wife, María Dolores García, and Javier Belda, dean of the Faculty of Human, Canonical and Religious Sciences and responsible for the degrees that the Catholic University of Murcia has launched with the Pontifical Lateran University, the university of the Pope.

After the celebration of the Mass, José Luis Mendoza informed the Pope about the last details regarding the project for the diffusion of the new impetus that has been given, from Rome, to the Studies on Marriage, Family and Canon Law. During the conversation, in which Francis and the president of the UCAM reminded the days of work shared in the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pope asked to the highest representative of the Catholic University to “go ahead with the projects and supporting the Church”, in reference to the activities that the educational institution has been developing ever since its origins through different initiatives and that want to boost, in compliance with the model promoted by the Pope, “a widespread university” able to reach the most needy places of the world. At the end of the familiar and emotional moment, with an affectionate embrace, the Pope remembered in a special way the children of the Mendoza couple.

For José Luis Mendoza, this meeting represents “a gift and a great sign of support of the Pope, and an invitation to continue supporting the Church as we have done ever since the founding of the University, by giving the best of ourselves in this important task that we have been given”.

Furthermore, the delegation of the UCAM has held various meetings in different Roman dicasteries in order to consolidate this training project, which is framed in the agreements signed with the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute and the Pontifical Lateran University, with the aim of allowing “the thinking of Pope Francis in the canonical and familiar subject to reach the whole world”, as highlighted by Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute of Rome.

These agreements entail, among other things, as special commitments of the UCAM, the creation of the Digital Library “Amoris Laetitia” and the possibility to offer, for the first time with an on-line modality and with a civil value, degrees that belong to disciplines such as Canon Law or the new vision of the Studies on Marriage and Family.



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