Philosophical and Theological Faculty
of San Miguel
|Bachelors, licentiate, doctorate|
philosophy & theology
|Campus||USAL Universidad del Salvador|
San Miguel was initially founded in 1918 in Santa Fe and in 1923 was moved to Buenos Aires. The university has two campuses, USAL Universidad del Salvador and Centro Loyola.
In 1932, the university received authorization from the Holy See to award ecclesiastical degrees in philosophy and theology, from bachelor through licentiate and doctorate. For many years it was the only university in South America authorized to confer pontifical degrees in philosophy and theology, and so drew students from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico.
Pope Francis from 1967 to 1970 studied theology at the Faculty of Theology "San José" School of San Miguel, where he had received a licentiate in philosophy and now received also a licentiate in theology. While master of novices at Villa Barilari in San Miguel (1972-1973) he served as a professor in the Faculty of Theology and rector of the College, until he became Provincial Superior of the Argentine Jesuits in 1973.
- "Facultades de Filosofía y Teología de San Miguel". La Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Pontifical". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
- "Biografía: ¿Quién es Jorge Bergoglio?". Vatican. 13 March 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2015.