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."

Pontifical academies[edit]

There are ten Pontifical academies headquartered at the Vatican in Rome.

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.[2]

See also[edit]


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

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