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Professor Father Filipe Sungo, Rector of  the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM),. Professor Father Filipe Sungo, Rector of the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM),. 

Mozambique: Catholic universities should promote studies that serve the common good.

The Rector of the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), Professor Father Filipe Sungo, has called for more investment in science and technology training that would be harnessed in service of the common good.

Rogério Maduca Júnior - Beira, Mozambique

Father Sungo made the remarks recently in Mozambique. In an online presentation that brought together members of the university board, lecturers, staff and students, the University Rector outlined ideals that a Catholic university should aspire to.

“It is important to overcome the gap between scientific progress and spiritual values,” Fr Sungo said. When used to serve individualistic tendencies, science and technology inevitably generate conflict and wars in society. he said

Draw inspiration from St Augustine

“We must promote university training in science and technology that is always at the service of the common good, as inspired by the ideals of St. Augustine,” he said.

During the same event, Jesuit Professor Virgílio Domingos, SJ, the Director of the UCM Extension studies, gave a lecture on “The relationship between Reason and Faith” in the light of the encyclical “Fides et Ratio” of Pope John Paul II.

04 September 2021, 12:16