Phone: 346-2113852

Course Structure

  • Period: second semester Academic Year 2019/2020 (from 26 September – 24 October)
  • Duration: 40 hours in the classroom
  • Executive mode: 5 days of Saturdays, 8 hours each (4 hours in the morning, lunch break, 4 hours in the afternoon)
  • Modules: 3
  • Lesson dates in the year 2020: 26 September; 3 October; 10 October; 17 October; 24 October
  • Headquarters: Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta n. 5
  • Title: certificate issued by the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo
    Minimum frequency for issuing certificates: 80% of the total number of hours (= 32 hours)
  • ETCS: 5
  • Scholarships: € 5,000 divided into 5 scholarships of € 1,000 each. More information here, on Google Docs, (IT)
  • Sponsor: SACCIR S.P.A. ( – Network of Enterprises S.I.N.
  • Technical sponsor: ELP Agency (
  • Sponsorship: School of Higher Education in Canon Law, Ecclesiastical and Vatican of the LUMSA University

The course is accredited by the Order of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts, the Order of Surveyors.

“Management of Religious Heritage Monuments” has been accredited by the Bar Association of Rome and those who participate in 80% of the course will get 20 professional training credits.

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Course Objectives

Illustrate the complexity of a public canonical juridical person and provide the elements of the management of religious monumental assets to manage them with the diligence of a good family man (can. 1284 CIC), in accordance with the norms of civil law and incorporating best practices inspired by the Benedictine tradition.

Admission requirements

To participate in the course, one of the following requirements is required:

  • be a final-year student or graduate (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or specialist degree or an old degree) or hold another university degree obtained abroad;
  • or have professional experience with ecclesiastical institutions;
  • or carry out professional activities in the real estate, artistic and cultural fields;
  • or be priests, nuns, religious, seminarians.

Professional profile

The course has the scientific purpose of training experts, consultants and specialists in the fields of law, economics, finance, risk management, property and facility management, to reinforce and strengthen the professional skills necessary to manage religious monuments.


The course is aimed at: operators of ecclesiastical institutions such as diocesan treasurers and administrators, treasurers and parish administrators and religious bodies; directors, administrators and employees of structures managed by ecclesiastical bodies.

The course is also recommended for those who carry out, or intend to carry out, consultancy activities for ecclesiastical institutions such as architects; engineers; surveyors; commercial Doctors; auditors; lawyers; real estate agents; financial advisors; labor consultants; Vatican and Holy See employees.

Title issued

At the end of the course, subject to regular attendance of not less than 80% of the lessons, a certificate of participation in the Advanced Training Course in “Management of Religious Heritage Monuments” will be issued by the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo.

Faculty and Research Group

The Course “Management of Religious Heritage Monuments” is based in the Faculty of Theology and is promoted by the Research Group “Culture and Pastoral Care of the Administration of the Monastery and Ecclesiastical Heritage”.

Scientific Director of the Research Group

Dr. Angelo Paletta

Scientific Committee

Most Rev. Bernhard A. Eckerstorfer (OSB)
Rector of the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo

Prof. Giuseppe Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto
Director of ASCEV of LUMSA University

Prof. Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Professor of Political Economy at the Catholic University of Milan

Most Rev. Prof. Father Eduardo López-Tello García (OSB)
Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo

Prof. Paolo Cavana
Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at LUMSA University

Dr. Matteo Carnì
Member of the ASCEV Scientific Council at LUMSA University

Dr. Marco Gallo
Researcher of History of Art at LUMSA University

Dr. Angelo Paletta
Director of the CPAMBE Research Group at the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo

Faculty of the Course

Prof. Giuseppe Dalla Torre
Director of ASCEV at LUMSA University

Father Prof. Bernard Sawicki
Professor of Monastic Theology at the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo

Prof. Paolo Cavana
Professor of Canon Law at LUMSA University

Prof. Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Professor of Political Economy at the Catholic University of Milan

Dr. Angelo Paletta
Scientific Director of the CPAMBE Research Group at the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo and Professor of Management at LUMSA University

Prof. Luigi Pastorelli
Professor of risk theory at Tor Vergata University, University of Urbino, University of Milan, University of Pavia, Milan Polytechnic, IULM University of Milan

Don Valerio Pennasso
Director of the National Office for Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage and Worship Buildings of the Italian Episcopal Conference

Dr. Marco Gallo
Professor of Art History at LUMSA University

Prof. Mother Manuela Scheiba
Professor of Monastic Theology at the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo

Eng. Carlo Colonnello
Faculty management professor at SACCIR S.P.A.

Eng. Ugo Di Dio
Professor of property management and energy efficiency at SACCIR S.P.A.

Dr. Matteo Carnì
Professor of Law at LUMSA University

Avv. Elena Costantino
Professor of Law at LUMSA University

Prof. Bernardino Manzocchi
Lecturer in Psychology at the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo

Avv. Stefano Bini
Researcher of Labor Law at the LUISS University “Guido Carli”

Dott. Massimiliano Blasi
Professor of Tax Law at the Pontifical Antonianum University and member of the Third Sector and Non-Profit Commission to the Order of Chartered Accountants of Rome

Avv. Antonio Tarasco
Director of the Service “Museum Collections” of the General Directorate of Museums of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism

Dr. Stefano Pizzicaroli
Lecturer in Labor Law at the Order of Labor Consultants of Rome

Avv. Alfonso Alegiani
Professor of real estate law and management and president of the SACCIR Industrial Network

Structure and Program

Structure of the Course

  • The course is conducted in “executive” style and comprises 5 Saturdays of 8 hours: 4 morning hours and 4 afternoon hours.
  • The 5 days of the course scheduled for 2020: 26 September; 3 October; 10 October; 17 October; 24 October
  • There are 40 total hours of training
  • 5 ETCS credits are recognized by the Pontifical University Sant’Anselmo
  • The maximum number of participants in the course is 40
  • The minimum number of participants to start the course is 20

Course program

The program is divided into 3 modules:

  1. the first interdisciplinary module – coinciding with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd day of study – deals with the juridical framework of ecclesiastical bodies and assets, management and risk management techniques as well as insurance solutions for religious monuments, all in the analytical light of the relationship between canon law and Italian law in matters of ecclesiastical bodies. Furthermore, in-depth analyzes are dedicated to regulatory compliance activities and canonical controls on asset management – and specifically on securities and real estate sales – as well as on organizational and ethical aspects in the management of owners and religious monuments.
  2. the second interdisciplinary module – coinciding with the 4th day of study – focuses on the in-depth study of the legal, administrative and technological aspects of work and the management of employees in civil bodies and ecclesiastical bodies. In-depth focuses are planned on the subject of organization, leadership, human resources.
  3. the third interdisciplinary module – coinciding with the 5th day of study – deepens the legal, fiscal, financial and management theme of the real estate assets of religious institutions, explaining the property management and facility management techniques, and energy efficiency of ecclesiastical buildings. A focus is dedicated to the best practice of the portal.

During the lectures some case studies will be explained and there will be direct testimony of some leaders of the ecclesiastical bodies who, in an exceptional way, will share their professional experiences with the participants in the Course.

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Course Venue

The venue of the course is the Pontifical Ateneum Sant’Anselmo, located in Rome at Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta n. 5 (on the Aventine Hill). Mappa qui.

Date and hours of the Course

The 40-hour “front-facing” lessons course is carried out in “executive” style in 5 days:

  1. Saturday, 26 September 2020;
  2. Saturday, 3 October 2020;
  3. Saturday, 10 October 2020;
  4. Saturday, 17 October 2020;
  5. Saturday, 24 October 2020.

In fact, each day is 8 hours each, 4 hours in the morning (09.00-13.00) and 4 hours in the afternoon (14.00-18.00) with an interval of one hour for the lunch break.

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