In an official gathering between representatives of CTI and the College of Santo Tomas (UST) on Thursday, 23rd January, the paperwork, specifically the ‘Affiliation Settlement’ and the ‘Norms to be Noticed’, had been signed in triplicate copies by Sir John Cardinal Ribat MSC, Professional-Chancellor of CTI and Rev. Dr. Joseph Vnuk OP, President of CTI.
Nevertheless, the affiliation is just not official till permitted by the Congregation of Schooling – the pontifical congregation of the Roman Curia accountable for Catholic universities, schools and institutes of upper examine.
This ceremony marks that UST is sponsoring CTI’s petition to the Congregation of Schooling for affiliation. The STB follows the common necessities set by the Congregation and qualifies a graduate for additional research in any ecclesiastical college.
In his welcome speech, Rev. Vnuk informed of how CTI had been looking for for a lot of years to have its levels permitted by UST and the way it had undergone many modifications to fulfill UST’s requirements.
“The signing signifies that UST recognises that CTI has met these requirements and that CTI is ready to keep up these requirements and to fulfill its obligations to UST. With this affiliation, we’re in a position to practice an increasing number of folks for educating positions in order that in the future, CTI will likely be run primarily by native monks and spiritual and can transfer as much as accrediting increased levels,” he stated.
“Over time just like the Philippines, PNG will produce a fully-fledged school right here for the Church and for the glory of God. I’m grateful for the trail that the UST has proven us, and I pray this partnership will final a very long time.”
Representing UST had been Rev. Dr. Jannel N Abogado OP, Regent of Research of the Dominican Province of the Philippines, Rev. Dr. Florentino Bolo Jr, OP, Director, UST Institute of Religionand Mr Leo-Martin Angelo Ruiz Ocampo, Educational Collaborations Officer, UST.
In his remarks, Rev. Dr. Jannel N Abogado OP stated the affiliation was a vital facet to bettering the formation of clergy and the native church. He known as for CTI to take full benefit of the advantages of the collaboration with UST in urgent ahead the affiliation course of.
Cardinal Ribat described the signing as the top of 1 lengthy and difficult journey and the beginning of one other for CTI in its unwavering efforts towards reaching affiliation with UST.
“For this signing to occur at this time limit, it took 13-years of fixed pursuit that was a mixed and devoted effort from everybody. We thank UST for this chance, and with this assist now we have been given, we are going to construct upon it,” he stated.
The big day was graced by the presence of Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, His Excellency Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal;hair of CTI Governing Council,p Donald Lippert;egent of Research of the Dominican Province of Philippines, Rev. Dr Jannel N Abogado OP; Director of UST Institute of Faith, Rev. Dr Florentino Bolo OP; PNG MSC Provincial, Rev. John Willio; PNG, Australia, and SI Dominican Provincial, Rev. Anthony Walsh; Catholic Bishops Convention Normal Secretary, Fr Giorgio Lucini PIME; Clergymen, Spiritual Sister, seminarians and laity.
(After the signing of affiliation agreements by Fr Joseph Vnuk and Cardinal John Ribat)