Author Bio

Mario Alexis Portella is a priest of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and chancellor of the Archdiocese of Florence, Italy. He has a doctorate in canon law and civil law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He is the author of Ethiopian and Eritrean Monasticism—The Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Two Nations, and he is a columnist for the monthly online journal Il Mantello della Giustizia.