5. The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) seeks to promote the integral development of the members of the University community, undertake research for the common good of society, and contribute to the enrichment and spread of culture.
6. The UA&P shall always affirm its fidelity to:
- God, the Supreme Truth and Wisdom, Creator, Redeemer of the world, and Lord of history;
- The Catholic Church, guardian of the deposit of Christian revelation, which contains the supreme truth about God, man, and all creation;
- The truth, including the basic commitment to intellectual honesty, the pursuit and communication of which give professional, scientific, and cultural endeavors their focus, goal, and meaning;
- Man as a spiritual, rational, and free being, to whose genuine welfare and development the University must contribute; and
- The common good of the people, fully respecting the legitimate authorities and the laws of the state.
7. The UA&P seeks to remain faithful to the Magisterium of the Church because it regards such fidelity as a solid foundation of human wisdom. The University is open to all those who abide by the goals and ideals embodied in the Statement of Principles, regardless of their religious persuasion; they may become members of the University community, itself characterized by an atmosphere of freedom.
8. The UA&P entrusts its spiritual guidance to the Prelature of Opus Dei, so that:
- The spiritual legacy of Saint Josemaría Escrivá may continually inspire all the activities of the University;
- The members of the University community may be provided not only professional formation, but also, for the ones who freely want them, spiritual attention and opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith; and
- While fully respecting the freedom of the consciences of its constituents, the University may foster in them a firm love for the Church, the Pope, and the Magisterium, as well as a strong unity of life built upon the practice of human and Christian virtues.