People Who Studied Abroad #531:
Maximilian Kolbe, Catholic saint
He earned a doctorate in philosophy in 1915 at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a doctorate in theology in 1919 at the Pontifical University of St. Bonaventure, both in Rome, Italy.
[thanks to qbqrat for the tip!]
People Who Studied Abroad #485:
Kevin Farrell, Roman Catholic Bishop of Dallas
He earned a B.A. at the University of Salamanca (Spain), then a master’s degree in philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (Italy). He also received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame (United States).
Episode 1x4 - “Capital P”:
"Why do you think that I work here, huh, Tim? I went to the Pontifical Gregorian University in the Vatican. I was in the top of my class. I was the Cardinal’s great yellow hope, until I started working in his office and I asked a few too many questions. I had a few too many opinions. I defied him, instead if deifying him. So his Excellency decided to punish me by sending me to Oz, to extinguish my career."