Down to the Wire: Just $8,713 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

US priest named rector of Pontifical Oriental Institute

Catholic World News - May 18, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI has named an American Jesuit as the rector of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. Father James McCann, 61, is the current director of the US bishops’ Office to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.

Founded by Pope Benedict XV in 1917, the Pontifical Oriental Institute offers degrees in Eastern Church studies and Eastern canon law. The institute typically enrolls between 300 and 400 students per year.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($60,947 to go):
$150,000.00 $89,053.12
41% 59%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 0 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 4 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 7 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 9 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 12 hours ago