Born in 1963, in Cassano delle Murge, Bari, Italy, I am a priest of the Dioceses of Bari. My academic training includes: Philosophy (BPHIL, 1984 at Pontifical Lateran University Rome; MPHIL, 1992 at II University of Rome “Tor Vergata”); Theology (BTH, 1987 at Pontifical Lateran University, Rome); Social Sciences (Ph. D., 1995 at Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome).
Presently I am a Professor of Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, I have been teaching at the Gregorian since year 1999.
I have been a Visiting Professor in several Universities abroad.
I am author/editor of several books in the field of Political Philosophy; some of them: Come pensano e agiscono le istituzioni (EDB, 2011), Ce la farà Francesco? La sfida della riforma ecclesiale (la meridiana, 2016), in Portoguese: Francisco vai conseguir? O desafio da reforma da Igreja (Paulinas, 2016); in Spanish: ¿Lo conseguirá Francisco? Reforma eclesial y lógica institucional (San Pablo, 2016); in English:Will Pope Francis Pull It Off? The Challenge of Church Reform (Liturgical Press MN-USA, 2016), con F. GIANNELLA, La corruzione: attori e trame (Mimesis, 2018); Formare alla politica. L’esperienza di Cercasi un fine (Magma – Cuf 2020), con R. CRISTIANO, Siamo tutti della stessa carne. Dialogo su “Fratelli tutti” tra un cattolico e un agnostico (Castelvecchi 2020); Il potere. Uno spazio inquieto (Castelvecchi 2021), at the same time as the Spanish edition El poder: relaciones y dinámicas, Ciudad de Mexico: CEPROME-PPC.
From 1995 to 2002, I had the privilege of serving the Italian and the Regional Conference of Catholic Bishops, as Director of Justice and Peace Department.
From 2000 to 2017 (year when it was closed) I was Professor of Ethics of Public Administration at the Scuola Superiore dell’Amministrazione dell’Interno, Roma.
Also, I am a Free Lance Journalist and a member of the Italian Journalist Association. I work as 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 My articles have been hosted on ANSA Italia, Formiche.net, Radio Vaticana, Presbyteri, BBC International.
Now I serve as the president of the Association Cercasi un fine Onlus, info www.cercasiunfine.it