By ZENIT Staff

The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Fr. Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life.

He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile; He then obtained a degree in Theology from the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Federal Republic of Germany, 2000) and is currently completing a doctorate in Mariology at the University of Dayton International Marian Research Institute in Ohio (United States of America).

He held the position of professor of Pastoral and Systematic Theology, in Londrina, at the Pablo VI Institute and at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná; and in São Paulo, at the Salesian University Center and at the São Bento Faculty.

In 2007 he collaborated with the Drafting Secretariat of the Aparecida Conference.

Director of the magazine Tabor, he has published several articles in magazines specialized in catechesis and pastoral.

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