Alphonsus Liguori, whose teachings inspired the establishment of the Academy.

The Pontifical Alphonsian Academy (Italian: Pontificia Accademia Alfonsiana; Latin: Pontificia Academia Alphonsiana), also commonly known as the Alphonsianum, is a pontifical institution of higher education founded in 1949 by the Redemptorists and located in Rome, Italy.

Since 1960, the Academy has specialized in moral theology as a part of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University.[1] In 2023, Pope Francis granted the institute the title of "Pontifical."[2] The Academy grants both the licentiate and the doctoral degrees in moral theology.

Notable alumni


Archbishops and bishops



  1. ^ Alphonsian Academy Archived 2013-06-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Letter from Pope Francis granting the Pontifical title (original in italian)
  3. ^ "Poletto, Severino", Catholic News Agency
  4. ^ "Bishop Emeritus Joseph L. Charron, C.PP.S.", Diocese of Des Moines
  5. ^ "Resignations and Appointments". Retrieved 2022-04-03.
  6. ^ Geert Martens (2 February 2018). "Mgr. Patrick Hoogmartens". Bisdom Hasselt.
  7. ^ Ávila Pérez, Édgar (2021-08-23). "Reportan fallecimiento de Hipólito Reyes Larios, arzobispo de Xalapa". El Universal (Mexico City). Archived from the original on 2021-08-09. Retrieved 2021-08-22.

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