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English Catholic university opens Benedict XVI Centre

February 25, 2016

St. Mary's University Twickenham has launched a "Benedict XVI Centre" for research on religion and social sciences.

Citing Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the document by St. John Paul II on Catholic higher education, the school announced that the new institution is "founded upon the conviction that interdisciplinary research, in which the sciences are brought into direct engagement with theology and ethics, is central to the life of a Catholic university." The effort has the approval of the Holy See.

The school, based in London, was visit by Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to England in 2010.


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