Rest In Peace Fr Gabriel Nápole, OP

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On the night of Wednesday, December 26, our dear brother Gabriel Nápole passed away after suffering a massive stroke. With deep sorrow we share this news and commend fr Gabriel and the Vicariate of Aragon in South America to which he belongs to the prayers of the entire Dominican family.

He was born in Buenos Aires on September 6, 1959, made his first profession in the Order in 1981 and was ordained a priest in 1986. From 2004 to 2012 he was Regional Prior of the Vicariate of the Aragon Province in South America. Between 1995 and 1997 he received the degrees, Élève titulaire and diplômé from the French Biblical Archaeological School of Jerusalem. He was Director General of the "Pedro de Córdoba" Institute (Centre for Advanced Studies of the Dominican Order in Latin America and the Caribbean) between 1997-2002 and Secretary of the Argentina Society of Theology from 2005 to 2007.

He is currently a Member of the Board of the Bible School "Our Lady of Sion" (Buenos Aires) and since 2002, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Biblical Argentina. Since 2004, he has been the coordinator of the group of Argentine biblical scholars involved in the project of the French Biblical Archaeological School of Jerusalem, “La Bible dans ses Traditions”, preparing the translation and notes to the book of Joshua, and since 2007, has been participating in the Team Translators of the Bible Church in America (BIA) by the CEBIPAL (CELAM), with translation and concordant notes between Ezra - Nehemiah.

He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Theology in San Miguel (Buenos Aires) and Uruguay. He also teaches at the Centre for Institutional Studies of the Order of Preachers, in the center of studies "St. Thomas Aquinas" and the Biblical School "Our Lady of Sion".

May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen

(29 de diciembre de 2013)