CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF KOREA AWARDS SACRED THEOLOGY DEGREE TO UST
THE COLLEGE of Theology of the Catholic University of Korea awarded the Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees to the University of Santo Tomas for the first time, following the signing of an aggregation agreement in 2019.
The pact between the two universities allows an institute to award bachelor’s and licentiate degrees from an ecclesiastical faculty. It was approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education on September 3, 2019.
“Thirty-eight newly minted Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree holders were recognized during the occasion, with Sr. Kyoungah Lee leading the batch as Summa cum Laude,” UST said.
Faculty of Sacred Theology Dean Fr. Rodel Aligan said the occasion coincides with the 200th birth anniversary of Saint Andrew Kim Taegon.
“He is the first native Catholic priest of Korea who sought refuge in the Philippines and learned under the tutelage of Dominicans in Bulacan,” Aligan said.