Our Mission

The Faculty welcomes students and researchers from all over the world wishing to study social sciences in the context that is both ecclesial and academic. The scope of this formation is to equip the students with the necessary competences so that returning to their countries of origin, they will undertake qualified activity in social and apostolic action, at the service of the local Churches, with the teaching and promotion of the Social Doctrine of the Church and of Social Sciences.

We draw inspiration from the Second Vatican Council’s affirmation that the Church is always close to »the joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted«, since »these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts« (Gaudium et Spes, 1).

True to this vision, both doctrinal and pastoral, inserted into the Roman ecclesial context, the Faculty of Social Sciences proposes programs of scientific training in various disciplines of social sciences.