1645: “IN SUPEREMINENTI”
November 22, 2021
This week we remember one of the most important dates in the history of the University of Santo Tomas.
On November 20, 1645, Pope Innocent X issued the historic bull In Supereminenti which officially raised the Colegio de Santo Tomas to a University and placed it under Papal authority. The guidance, rule, and administration of the University continued under the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans, with the Order’s Master General as the University’s Grand Chancellor.