Appointment of Br Leonardo Sileo OFM as Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana University

On 1 January 2021, the Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, confirmed Br Leonardo Sileo OFM’s appointment as Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana University for the next three years ratifying the election by the Academic Senate and the ordinary and extraordinary professors.

The Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle announced Br. Leonardo’s appointment. He thanked him for the work he had done so far in his first term of office when he had to deal with the difficult situation caused by the pandemic and the reorganisation of teaching following anti-infection measures.

Br. Leonardo began his teaching career in 1986 in the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Antonianum Athenaeum. Then, at the Urbaniana from 1998, he became a full professor in 2013 in the Faculty of Philosophy, holding the History of Medieval Philosophy chair. Br. Leonardo served as Director of the Urbaniana University Press. He assumed responsibility for the Quality Office, initiating self-assessment and implementing quality checks according to the Bologna Process’s criteria.

Br. Leonardo belongs to the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Friars Minor of Salerno (Italy).