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Studying at the Gregorian University offers a unique experience on a human, ecclesial and academic level, and leaves a mark of universality for life. Its international nature, with professors and students from around 120 countries, makes the University atmosphere unique. Vulnerable people are at the center of our care.

Guiding Principles

These principles are at the basis of all our work and courses.

Victims first

We base our reflection, commitment, and actions on listening to victims and survivors and learning from them.

Christian view of the human person

We value every human being as created in God’s image and act correspondingly.


We envisage safeguarding as a spiritual matter that directs us in our theological reflection and a faith-based response.

Cultural sensitivity

We honor the variety of cultures, engage in a critical dialogue and facilitate the culturally sound adaptation and implementation of safeguarding measures.


We look at safeguarding simultaneously from the perspective of various disciplines such as psychology, sociology, canon and civil law, theology, etc.

International Safeguarding Conference

Rome, 19-22 June 2023