Some time ago, the Diocese of Segorbe-Castellón launched a project to build the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. This institute will be the answer to the Christian upbringing concerns of many believers. The laity, through the aforementioned institute, will have the possibility of training in the subjects of philosophy and theology to better understand their faith. They will be able to do so either as auditors or as regular students, with officially recognized university credits.
In addition, the aforementioned institute will also allow the faithful who intend to train to develop a church ministry (teacher, aide, catechism) in accordance with the requirements dictated by Pope Francis, to have the facilities to do so.
In June, the dossier for the establishment and sponsorship of the aforementioned Institute was approved by the Board of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Valencia.
After that, the file was sent to the Spanish Episcopal Synod.
The last step to be taken would be, in September, to obtain permission to establish and sponsor the institute from the Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome.
At the beginning of this academic year 23-24, and in the hope of obtaining official passes during it, the subjects of Philosophy and Theology will be offered at Mater Dei, although they will not yet be officially recognized.
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