The solemn ceremony of the public commencement of the Office of the Rector took place on Monday, 13 January 2020 in the Basilica of Sant’Anselmo, in the presence of the Grand Chancellor, Most Reverend Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan OSB, teachers and students of the Pontifical University and Benedictine authorities.

The event was sanctioned, as per academic tradition, by the symbolic handover of the keys and seal of the University.

Below are links to the inauguration speech of the new rector, Prof. Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer OSB, and photos of the event.

Photos on Flickr
the speech pdf |EN|