A privilege granted by Pope Clement VI opens the way for the establishment of a Studium generale in Prague on January 26, 1347. By the Charter of April 7, 1348, the King of Bohemia and of the Romans Charles IV founds a university with four faculties (liberal arts, medicine, law, and theology). Since that time, its legal existence has been continual. Because of the communist persecution of the Catholic Church, the faculty was removed from the University in 1950. After the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the faculty was reintegrated into Charles University. The Grand Chancellor of the faculty is the Archbishop of Prague.