Pontifical academy

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A pontifical academy is an academic honorary society established by or under the direction of the Holy See. Some were in existence well before they were accepted as "Pontifical."

The Pontifical academies[edit]

Currently there are ten Pontifical academies at the Vatican in Rome, in the following areas:

Other academies[edit]

The Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, an institution for the training of Catholic clergy to serve as Apostolic Nuncios, Pro-Nuncios, or Papal Delegates, is not one of the Pontifical academies, but is one of the Roman Colleges.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Dictionary of Popes and the Papacy, Crossroad Publishing Co. NY

External links[edit]

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