was born in Rome in 1938. Because of the war, he lost his father at the age of ten. From his experiences during his troubled teenage years, mainly at boarding school, comes a deep need to find a sense to his life and a meaning to his suffering. Happily married since 1970, he recently celebrated 50 years of a marriage that has produced 4 children and 13 grandchildren. His wife led him to approach faith, which he considers a philosophical goal to aim for, in a constant quest to meet the needs of reason, but also of the heart.