I was born in 1963, in Cassano delle Murge, Bari, Italy. I am a priest of Dioceses of Bari. I studied Philosophy (BPHIL, 1984 at Lateran University Rome; MPHIL, 1992 at II University of Rome “Tor Vergata”); Theology (BTH, 1987 at Lateran University, Rome); Social Sciences (Ph. D., 1995 at Gregorian University, Rome).
Now I am Professor of Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Social Science of the Pontifical Gregorian University; Holder of the Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B. Chair in the Social Teaching of the Church, in the same Faculty.
I am Professor of Ethics of Public Administration at Dipartimento per le politiche del personale dell’Amministrazione del Ministero dell’Interno (ex SSAI, Roma).
I have been Visiting Professor in some Universities abroad.
I am author/editor of several books in the field of Political Philosophy; some titles: Il potere e chi lo detiene (2008), Come pensano e agiscono le istituzioni (2011), La storia siamo noi. Tracce di educazione politica (2011), Luoghi comuni. Un tour etico a Roma (2013), Corruptia. Il malaffare in un Comune italiano(2014), Non come Pilato. Cattolici e politica nell’era di Francesco (2015), Ce la farà Francesco? La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (2016), in Portuguese: Francisco vai conseguir? O desafio da reforma da Igreja, Paulinas, Lisboa 2016; in Spanish: ¿Lo conseguirá Francisco? Reforma eclesial y lógica institucional, San Pablo, Madrid 2016; in English: Will Pope Francis Pull It Off? The Challenge of Church Reform, Liturgical Press Collegeville (MN-USA); with F. GIANNELLA, La corruzione: attori e trame (2018)..
I am a Free Lance Journalist, member of the Italian Journalist Association.
I am the Editor of the magazine “Cercasi un fine” and its website and the scientific Director of Political and Social Schools in Puglia (Italy), see www.cercasiunfine.it .
I worked (1995-2002), with the Italian and the Regional Conference of Catholic Bishops, as Director of Justice and Peace Department.