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The Pontifical Oriental Institute is a school of higher education that has as its special mission service to the Eastern Churches.



The Pontifical Oriental Institute was created by Pope Benedict XV in 1917 and entrusted to the Society of Jesus in 1922 by Pope Pius XI.



The Pontifical Oriental Institute offers licentiate and doctoral programs in Eastern Canon Law and Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies.

Syriac Christianity at the Crossroads of Cultures

Pontificio Istituto Orientale


Rome, 8-9 November 2018


Syriac Christianity
at the Crossroads of Cultures


A Conference Commemorating the 700th Anniversary of ʿAbdīshōʿ of Nisibis


Poster: PDF

Programme: PDF

Inauguration of the Academic Year

26th October 2018
Inauguration of the Academic Year
2018 – 2019


10:15 AM
Church of Sant’Antonio Abate all’Esquilino:
Divine Liturgy presided by His Excellency Bishop Donato OLIVERIO
Bishop of the Eparchy of Lungro of the Italo Albanian Church


Noon I Aula Magna PIO
Solemn Inauguration and Commencement of the Academic Year


Download: PDF

Ordo Anni Academici 2018 – 2019

We’re pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Ordo Anni Academici (Academic Calendar) is now ready.
Download your copy here.

Taft Fellowship: Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Position 2018-2019

Il Pontificio Istituto Orientale ha indetto una procedura di concorso per titoli per offrire l’opportunità di intraprendere una esperienza di ricerca ed insegnamento presso la Facoltà di Scienze ecclesiastiche orientali per il prossimo anno accademico 2018-2019, tramite la borsa di studio a ciclo biennale Robert F. Taft, sj Fellowship.

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