On February 2, 2013 Dr. George Harne, president at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, pledged his fidelity to Pope Benedict XVI. The signing of this pledge took place during the third annual Ex Corde Presidents' Roundtable and Forum hosted by Christendom College.
The event was an opportunity for presidents at faithfully Catholic colleges to come together, pray, receive spiritual nourishment, meet fellow presidents, share ideas, and renew fidelity to the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church.
His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze was the special guest of the Roundtable. Cardinal Arinze offered Mass and led a reflection on the Presidents' spiritual role in maintaining Catholic identity in education.
"This event provided the occasion for college presidents to examine the challenges and opportunities facing Catholic institutions of higher education, and contemplate how to best overcome the challenges and utilize the opportunities," said Dr. Harne of the Roundtable discussions.
The Ex Corde Presidents' Roundtable was concluded with the presidents signing of the Pledge of Loyalty to uphold the teachings of the Magisterium. Cardinal Arinze will personally present the Pledge of Fidelity to Pope Benedict XVI.
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