Péter Erdö#


Péter Erdö
Email:erdo 'at' esztergomi-ersekseg.hu
Membership Number:3385
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Section:PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Username:perdo
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A9ter_Erd%C5%91




Present and Previous Positions
  • Cardinal Archbishop of the Esztergom-Budapest, Primate of the Hungarian Catholic Church, President of the European Catholic Bishops' Conference (CCEE)
  • 1980 - 1986 Lecturer in theology at the Archdiocesan Theological College in Esztergom
  • 1986 - 1988 Temporary lecturer (professore incaricato) at the Pontifical Gregorian University
  • 1988 - 2002 Regular visiting professor (professore invitato) at the Pontifical Gregorian University
  • 1988 - 1993 Chair of theology at the Theological Academy in Budapest
  • 1993 - 2002 Chair of theology at the Faculty of Theology at the re-established Péter Pázmány Catholic University
  • 1996 - 1998 Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Péter Pázmány Catholic University
  • 1996 - 2003 Chairman of the Postgraduate Canon Law Institute of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University of Hungary
  • 1998 - 2003 Rector of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University of Hungary (established by Cardinal Pázmány in 1635)
  • 5th November 1999 appointed by Pope John Paul II titular bishop and auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Székesfehérvár (Alba Regia), Hungary
  • 7th December 2002 appointed by Pope John Paul II Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest
  • 21st October 2003 elevated by the Pope to the rank of Cardinal
  • 5th September 2005 elected President of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference
  • 6th October 2006 elected President of the Council of the European Bishops’ Conference (CCEE)
  • Member of the following papal dicasteries: the Department for Relations with States at the Secretariat of State; the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; the Congregation for Catholic Education; the Apostolic Signatura; the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; the Pontifical Council for Culture

Fields of Scholarship

  • Canon Law
  • History of Canon Law
  • Theology
  • Ecclesiastical Law

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2007 Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary doctorates from the Institut Catholic de Paris (1995), University Babes-Bolyai (Cluj/Kolozsvár/ Klausenburg) (2001), Catholic University of Lublin (2004), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (2007), Universidad de Navarra (2011), Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw (2011).
  • Presidential member of the Board of Directors of the Consotiatio Internationalis Studio Iuris Canonici Promovendo (Rome)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law
  • Member of the Winfried Schulz Associatio (Berlin)
  • Member of the Board of Society of Canon Law
  • Member of the Société Internationale de Droit Canonique et de Législations Religieuses Comparées (Paris) *President of the Section of Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law of the Society of the Hungarian Jurists
  • Member of the Instituto Martín de Azpilcueta Facultad de Derecho Canónico Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona) +Member of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kirchenrecht
  • Member of the Société Internationale de Droit Canonique et de Législations Religieuses Comparées (Paris)
  • Member of Presidental Board of the Consociatio Internationalis Studio Iuris Canonici Promovendo (Roma)
  • Member of the Society for Medieval Canon Law (Berkeley/California - München)
  • Member of the Church History Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Member of the Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea (Salzburg)
  • Member of the scientific council of the Revista Española de Derecho Canonico (Salamanca)
  • Member of the Forum Canonicum (Lisbon)

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