A New Leader for the Congregation of Catholic Education

Yesterday Pope Francis named Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi as the new prefect for the Congregation of Catholic Education. I cannot find much about him, but Crux has the story.  

The Italian cardinal succeeds Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, who had led the congregation since 1999. In October Cardinal Grocholewski turned 75, the normal retirement age for the heads of Vatican offices.

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Until early 2013, the congregation included responsibility for seminaries, Catholic schools and universities. In one of his last official acts, Pope Benedict XVI transferred responsibility for seminary education to the Congregation for Clergy.

Much of Cardinal Grocholewski’s leadership focused on strengthening the Catholic identity of Catholic schools and, particularly, of Catholic universities. He also issued decrees on revising the curriculum for degrees in canon law and Vatican-recognized degrees in philosophy.

  

 

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