The Northneighbor News
  • Walsh Students Experience Historic Retirement of Pope

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  • Walsh University global learning students studying at the college's campus in Castel Gandolfo, just south of Rome, Italy, are getting a first-hand account of Pope Benedict XVI's last days before retiring.
    Castel Gandolfo is the town where the Pope will head for retirement.
    Director of Student Life Michael Cinson has reported back to administrators at the North Canton campus that he and several students have been intereviewed by leading news organizations.
    Information on Walsh's Rome campus was provided by Andrea McCaffrey, Director of University Relations. She reports that in May 2007, Walsh opened a satellite campus in one of the leading religious, educational and cultural centers of the world – Rome, Italy.  Working in collaboration with the Brothers of Christian Instruction in Italy, the campus at Instituto San Guiseppe in Castel Gandolfo was renovated to create a modern academic/residence building to accommodate Walsh’s new program.  The beautiful and scenic 22-acre property is located near the Pope’s summer residence and also includes a free-standing chapel.  This global learning opportunity allows the students to study in historical sites that emphasize the religious and cultural traditions of Walsh’s rich Catholic heritage. There are currently 7 students from Walsh at the campus.