The Congregation for Catholic Education has given its approval for the appointment of fr Michal Paluch as Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) Rome. fr. Michal is a son of the Province of Poland and currently the Regent of Studies.
Fr Michal was born in 1967 at Jarocin, Poland. He studied at the State High School for Music in Poznan (1982-1986) and the Music Academy in Katowice (1986-1987). In 1887, he entered the Novitiate at Poznan. After his first religious profession of vows the following year, he studied Philosophy and Theology at the Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology in Krakow. After his Master degree in Theology, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he did pastoral work at Prudniku. From 1996 to 2001, he completed his Doctoral studies and defended his thesis in Dogmatic Theology at Fribourg, Switzerland under the supervision of fr J-P Torrell, op.
Since 2001, he has been teaching at the College of Philosophy and Theology of his Province in Krakow. From 2002 to 2010, he was the Director of the Thomistic Institute in Warsaw. He was the Rector of the College of Philosophy and Theology in Krakow (2010-2013).
Fr Michal has been a member of the Commission on the Intellectual Life of the Order and he was also a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Church Life at the Notre Dame University, USA (2013-2014). Since 2014 he has been teaching at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw.
(10 April 2017)