completed graduated degrees in Economics from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome and in Social Sciences from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He then obtained a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Ph.D. in Economics from ‘Roma Tre’ University. In 1999, after taking part in development projects in Mexico, Colombia and Bosnia Herzegovina, he became an Official of the Section for Relations with States of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See. He has been a member of many Holy See delegations to various international meetings, including the COP-21 (Paris, 2015). Since 2004 he has been teaching ‘Human Ecology’ at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Pontifical Gregorian University.