Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and Prelate Secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Santo Tomás de Aquino. He graduated in Theology from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomás de Aquino and in Philosophy from the University of Perugia. He was Professor of History of Western Philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he also served as ordinary and elected Dean of the faculty for three consecutive periods.
Pope John Paul II granted him the honorary title of Chaplain of His Holiness and was appointed as Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas (PAST). Since 2010 he is a member of the Accademia Italiana della Vite e del Vino and since 2011 of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.