Master's Degree Offered for Architects Building Churches

FLORENCE, Italy, AUG. 22, 2003 ( More churches were built in the 20th century that in the rest of the history of Christianity. Numerous, too, have been the works of restoration, which require competent specialists.

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Given the need, the Faculty of Theology of Central Italy has instituted a two-year master’s course, which requires a licentiate, in the theology and architecture of churches.

“Sometimes, good architects are not trained to build a church, as they do not know its profound meaning,” explained the director of the master’s program, professor Severino Dianich.

The program offers a theological-liturgical as well as historical-architectonic formation in 500 class hours, with world-renowned experts.

Registration is open until Sept. 30. The course begins in November. More details are at

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