Papal Seminary

Ramwadi, Nagar Road, Pune 411014, India

"Your own sons, O India, will be the heralds of your salvation." - Pope Leo XIII


Papal Seminary (PS), Pune, India, is a Catholic educational institute, primarily meant for the training of future priests of India. At the moment it caters to the formation of about 180 Seminarians from all over India.

"Filii tui India, administri tibi salutis" (Your own sons, O India, will be the heralds of your salvation). These are the words with which Pope Leo XIII, a great visionary and a missionary, established the Papal Seminary.

St. Teresa of Kolkata visited us in
1961 (24 Feb) and 1983 (Dec 26)

Brief History

St. Teresa of Kolkata visited us in n part of the united India, Papal Seminary has a long and colourful history. Pope Leo XIII had entrusted the task of founding Papal Seminary to Ladislaus Michael Zaleski, then Apostolic Delegate to India.

It was shifted in 1955 to Pune, after India gaining independence. St. (Pope) John Paul II visited Papal Seminary on Feb 10, 1986. 1993 was the centenary of Papal Seminary, which was celebrated in a grand manner. During this time Mother Teresa visited us.

In 2018 we celebrated 125 years of Papal Seminary's service to India and the Church.


Because of Covid-19 pandemic only the staff members are currently residing in Papal Seminary. We look forward to the return of the seminarians, as early as possible. For More News...

Happy Feast of our Patron, St. Francis Xavier!