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Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne - Witness Interview

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - Philippe Bordeyne, born on December 21, 1959 in Paris, is a French priest, academic and theologian, dean of Theologicum from 2006 to 2011 and rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris since 2011. Ordained priest in 1988 for the diocese of Nanterre (France) in 1989, he obtained his Master's degree and became teaching assistant at the Catholic Institute of Paris (ICP). In 2001, he obtained his doctorate, jointly awarded by the ICP for Theology and by the University Paris-Sorbonne for the History of Religions and Anthropology of Religions.

Among his various academic functions, he is president of the Conference of Deans of the Faculties of Canon Law of France from 2006 to 2009; President of the International Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions from 2008 to 2011; Member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Catholic Universities from 2009 to 2012; President of the Union of Catholic Higher Education Institutions from 2013 to 2016; co-publisher and editor of the Bulletin of Moral Theology of Research in Religious Sciences.

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Chaplain of His Holiness. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed him expert for the Synod of Bishops on the Mission of the Family in the Church and in the world. As a theologian, he is a specialist in Moral Theology, Ecumenism and Theological Hermeneutics of the Second Vatican Council. He is also the founder of the collection "Theology at the University".