Pontifical Diplomatic Academy

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Pontifical Diplomatic Academy
Pontificia Ecclesiastica Academia
founding 1701
place Rome
president Joseph Salvador Marino
Pontifical Diplomatic Academy in Piazza della Minerva (entrance)

The Pontifical Diplomatic Academy ( Latin : Pontificia Ecclesiastica Academia ; Italian : Pontificia Accademia Ecclesiastica PEA ) is a papal college .


Today's academy was founded in 1701 as Accademia dei Nobili Ecclesiastici by Abbot Peter Garagni and was founded by Pope Clement XI. confirmed with the aim of a diplomatic training of clergy from Catholic noble families. 1850 divided Pope Pius IX. the Academy in the State Secretariat of the Vatican .

The Academy has been based in Palazzo Severoli, Piazza della Minerva in Rome since 1706 .


The respective Cardinal Secretary of State is responsible for the overall management of the Diplomatic Academy ; The president is a curial archbishop with diplomatic experience.

Every year around 30 clergy begin their training at the diplomatic academy. Requirements are the status of a diocesan priest and a maximum age of 35 years. During the two to three years of their training, the students complete a doctoral degree in canon law at one of the Pontifical Universities in Rome and at the same time undergo training at the Diplomatic Academy. About a third of them exist and are accepted into the diplomatic service.

As Vatican diplomats, they maintain diplomatic relations between the Vatican and around 188 states from within the nunciatures .

Teaching areas

The diplomats of the Holy See , who later work at Apostolic Nunciatures and in the State Secretariat , are instructed in the following subjects:

President of the Pontifical Diplomatic Academy

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Annuario Pontificio , 2017 edition, p. 1798.
  2. Gudrun Sailer Buffalo for World Peace in "Common Faith", 7/2014, Verlag Herder GmbH; ISSN  2191-8724

Coordinates: 41 ° 53 ′ 53 "  N , 12 ° 28 ′ 38"  E