Ex Corde Ecclesiae


Pope John Paul II

This 1991 apostolic constitution on Catholic universities sets down the Church's understanding of the role of a Catholic university in the life of the Church and in the world. The first half of the document speaks about the balance between fidelity to the teachings of the church and the freedom required to advance knowledge. The second half sets out the framework of a canonical relationship between a university, its faculty, and the local bishop.


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