The Holy Father, Pope Francis has just appointed fr Lorenzo Lorusso as the Under Secretary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches. He is of the Province of St Thomas Aquinas in Italy.
He was born in 1967 at Bari. He received the Dominican habit in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1995.
Fr Lorenzo has been a consultor to the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and the Rector of the Basilica of St Nicholas in Bari. He holds a doctorate in Oriental Canon Law and he is a lecturer at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.

(17 November 2014)