Vicenzo Paglia was born in 1945 in Boville Ernica, near Frosinone. He graduated in theology, philosophy and pedagogy. A former bishop at Terni, he is currently the President of the Catholic Biblical Federation. He was recently nominated President of the Pontifical Council for the Family and promoted to archbishop. Also an ecclesiastical and spiritual counsellor at the community of Sant’Egidio, he is an active member of the “Uomini e Religioni” Association. His efforts for peace have earned him the Unesco Gandhi Award and the Mother Theresa Award. A journalist and writer, he pens books dealing with religion and society.