Gerald (Jerry) Anderson (STH ’55, GRS ’60)
Gerald (Jerry) Anderson (STH’55, GRS’60) met Pope Francis, gave a lecture and received
an honorary Doctor of Missiology degree from the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome on
The degree was presented to him by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Chancellor
of the university. It was the first time an honorary degree has been given to a Protestant by
this university that was founded in 1627 and is owned by the Sacred Congregation for the
Evangelization of Peoples. Dr. Anderson, a former UM missionary in the Philippines and
president of Scarritt College in Nashville, is emeritus director of the Overseas Ministries Study
Center in New Haven, CT, and resides in Hamden, CT.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us, Jerry!