Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo Consistory
The Pontificio Collegio Filippino rejoices with the Universal Church, the Church of the Philippines, and the Archdiocese of Cotabato in particular, as His Holiness Pope Francis names Archbishop Orlando B. Quevedo Cardinal.
(Concelebrated Mass at the Collegio last February 25, 2011,
during the Ad Limina Visit of Mindanao Bishops.)
We at the Collegio have been blessed and honored by his presence during his numerous visits to Rome, as he collaborates with the Holy Father at the service of the Church.
Doctoral Defense of Fr. Paul Robinson
Fr. Paul Robinson Barnabas, a priest of the Diocese of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, and a resident of the Collegio, successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation in Biblical Theology last January 20, 2014. The academic exercise was held at the Pontificia Università San Tommaso Aquino (or the "Angelicum").
Fr. Paul discussed the following theme: "The Kingdom Proclamation and Poverty: Is it a Condemnation of Wealth or Otherwise?".
Fr. Paul is a well-known figure in the Church in Sri Lanka, as a Preacher, Pastor, Spiritual Director, Retreat and Recollection Master, Healer, Formator, peace builder in conflict situations, composer of religious songs, and so on. He also ministered to the Sri Lankan communities in Italy during his slightly over four years in Rome, as well as in other countries. Among the languages he has studied are Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, as well as several major European languages. Fr. Paul, we wish you all the best as you return to Sri Lanka!
Our Present Residents
The PCF currently home to 27 student priests from the different Philippine dioceses. Another 11 priests live with us, who come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, New Zealand (a Professor at the Angelicum University), South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Three Administrators coordinate the Collegio's day to day activities: a Rector, a Vice-Rector/Procurator, and a Spiritual Director.
Four Filipina Dominican Sisters (OP's of the Congregación Misionaria de Santo Domingo) help as support staff of our Pontifical College. They are assisted by three lay personnel.
WELCOME to the Pontificio Collegio Filippino!
Inaugurated by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1961, the Collegio is the "Home in Rome" of Filipino secular diocesan priests, carefully chosen and formally sent by their respective bishops to pursue further studies in the different ecclesiastical centers in Rome. They may specialize in Theology, Philosophy, Canon Law, Sacred Scriptures, Liturgy, History, Communications, Patristics, and other fields, taking up either the Licentiate (a degree higher than the Master's) or Doctoral degrees, for a period of generally two to four years.