Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


"Galileo, The Pope, A Cardinal: A Roman Triangle," on Friday, February 5.

 "Galileo, The Pope, A Cardinal: A Roman Triangle," on Friday, February 5.

 Friday, February 5th 

9:00AM -12 PM in Piper Hall Loyola University Chicago.

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago,  ItalCultura, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology of Loyola University, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Mission and Identity, the Graduate School, and the Department of Theology.

Mons. Melchor Sánchez de Toca y Alameda, Undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture (Vatican) was born in Jaca (Spain) in 1966. He was a priest of the archdiocese of Toledo (Spain) from 1993-2015. He studied Philosophy at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1989), then Theology at the Studium Theologicum "San Ildefonso", in Toledo. In Rome he read biblical theology at the Theology Faculty of the Gregorian University where he graduated in 1996. In 2006 he completed his Doctorate in Theology at the same university with a thesis on the relations between faith and culture in the contemporary Church. He developed his priestly ministry as Campus chaplain at Polytechnic University of Madrid and as ecclesiastical assistant to youth. From 1999 he has worked in the service of the Holy See at the Pontifical Council for Culture where he was named Undersecretary in 2004. In the Council he has worked on the dialogue between Faith and Science as coordinator of the STOQ project. Currently he works in the field of Culture & Sport. His fields of interest are the relations between Christian faith and human culture in all its dimensions, particularly the dialogue of faith and science, with a special focus on the Galileo affair, and presently the interaction of sports and Christian life.


This event is free and open to the public.


For more information, please contact Prof. Edmondo Lupieri at elupier@aol.com / 773-508-2363