Don Mauro Mantovani, S.D.B., Angelicum Alumnus, is the new Prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Don Mauro Mantovani, S.D.B.,’2011, until now dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, Italy, as prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library.
Don Mantovani was born on 3 January 1966 in Moncalieri, Italy. In 1986 he gave his first vows in the Salesian Society of Saint John Bosco and in 1994 he was ordained a priest. In 2006 he was awarded a doctorate in philosophy and letters from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain, and in 2011, a doctorate in Thomistic theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum in Rome. Since 2007 he has served as full professor at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome, where he has held the following offices: dean of the Faculty of Philosophy; dean of the Faculty of Social Communication Sciences; vice rector; and Magnificent rector. He is currently member of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and of the Scientific Committee of the Holy See Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties (AVEPRO).
credit: Pontificia Università Salesiana