Installation of the New Rector of the Angelicum


Earlier last month, it was announced that Rev. Miroslav Konštanc Adam, O.P., had been appointed as the new rector of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas(the Angelicum) in Rome.  Fr. Adam has previously served as the Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law at the Angelicum.  In the presence of the faculty and students, Fr. Adam took the canonically required Oath of Fidelity before assuming his new office. 

Also in attendance were His Eminence, Georges Marie Cardinal Cottier O.P., the retired theologian to the Papal Household; His Excellency, Archbishop Jean Louis Bruges, O.P., the Secretary for the Congregation for Education; Hon. Miguel Diaz, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See; the Very Rev. Fr. Edward Ruane, O.P., serving as the vicar of the Master of the Order of Preachers and Fr. Michael Mascari, OP, the Socius for the Intellectual Life.

Fr. Adam succeeds Most Rev. Charles Morerod, O.P., who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg, Switzerland. Following the Oath of Fidelity there was a light reception at the Angelicum.

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P.