The friars of the Province of St Dominic in Italy gathering at the Convent of St Dominic in Bologna have elected fr Fausto Umberto Arici as their new Prior Provincial. Fr Bruno Cador, the Master of the Order has confirmed the election and fr Fausto has accepted.
Fr Fausto was born in Castendolo, Brescia (northern Italy) in 1972. He entered the Order in 1998 and after his novitiate, he made his first religious profession the following year. Following the successfully completion of his initial formation, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. After his ordination, he studied further and obtained a Licentiate in Theology and a Doctorate in the History of Political Thoughts.
He has been a lecturer at the Facolt Teologica dell’Emilia-Romagna, the interprovincial institute of Philosophical studies of the Provinces of Italy and Malta located at Bologna. He was the Director of the Institute of Religious Science Ss. Vitale e Agricola in Bologna and the President of the Congregation of the “Servi della Eterna Sapienza”. Just before his election, he was the Prior of the Convent of St Dominic in Bologna.
Fr Fausto succeeds fr Riccardo Barile who has just concluded his term in office.

(26 September 2013)