Honorary doctorates awarded at Austral University

Austral University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has granted honorary doctorates to Prof. Tomas Hökfelt, of the Department of Neurosciences at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden; to Prof. Ignacio Angelelli, a philosopher from the University of Texas at Austin; and to the former rector of the University of Navarre, Prof. Alfonso Nieto.

The academic ceremony on September 29 was presided over by the Honorary Rector of the University, Bishop Javier Echevarría.

At the opening of the ceremony, the Prelate of Opus Dei recalled the figure of St. Josemaría, “who was always very aware of the challenge of university life. With supernatural enthusiasm he encouraged thousands of Christians of all races and social conditions to take part in this work of service to humanity and the spread of the light of divine revelation.” [2]

[1] Cf. Normae servandae in inquisitionibus ab Episcopis faciendis in Causis Sanctorum, 1983, n. 11, b.

[2] Address on page 50.


Romana, No. 37, July-December 2003, p. 72.

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