The man was arrested after throwing ancient Roman art to the ground, causing moderate damage to the valuable pieces.
Father Tom Gardner, chaplain at the West Chester University Newman Center, echoed the concerns of the students.
The coming decade is likely to be rough on Catholic higher education throughout the United States.
The Pope’s reflection was part of a weekly catechesis series on spiritual discernment that he launched on Aug. 31.
Reséndiz is a Mexican national and former Legionary of Christ priest. In 2011 he was accused of committing sexual abuse between 2006 and 2008 in the congregation’s minor seminary in Gozzano, in Italy’s Novara Province.