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Mancinelli, Paolo

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor

Email: pmancinelli@luc.edu


 Paolo Mancinelli received his master's degree in Contemporary History from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome with a specialization in Religious History (1990). In 1986, he obtained the diploma of Paleographer and Archivist at the School of the Archivio di Stato di Roma, and has since then been able to conduct research on Latin and Italian sources in the main Italian Archives and Libraries. He received his Ph.D. in Politics and Society in the History of Modern and Contemporary Italy from La Sapienza University of Rome in 1996. He has participated in research projects in the field of history and religion, in particular he was part of the team of historians who worked on the Beatification process of the former Italian Prime Minister Alcide De Gasperi. Since his youth he has been a member of the Community of St. Egidio, whose prayer life, voluntary commitment to the poor and work for peace he shares in Italy and in the USA. For many years he has taught "History of the Papacy" at John Carroll University Rome program where he now also teaches "Italian History". At Duquesne University in Rome he teaches "Beginnings of Christianity".



  • BA, Modern History, University of Tor Vergata, Rome
  • PhD, Modern and Contemporary History, La Sapienza University, Rome
  • Title of Archivist/Paleographer, Archivio di Stato di Roma

Research Interests

  • History of Christian Origins
  • Second Vatican Council and the Papacy
  • Ecumenism and interreligious dialogue
  • Social justice and work for peace