Seine Vorlesung war sehr kurzweilig. Ein umgänglicher und freundlicher Mensch. Er hat mir bei einer Exkursion das, was der Fremdenführer auf maltesisch erklärte simultan ins Deutsche übersetzt.
Born in Malta, he joined the Jesuits in 1963, he was ordained priest in 1976. After finishing his doctorate in Tuebingen, he was missioned to the Pontifical Oriental Institute in 1981, where he became ordinary professor for dogma and Eastern patristics in 1991. He has taught philosophy at St Louis University, Mo., USA, theology at the PIO, at the Antonianum, Rome, at the Gregorian University, Rome, at the Malta University, MaltA, at the Innsbruck University, and at the Moscow Institute of History, Philosophy and Theology. Dean of the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Sciences, PIO (2004-2011) and pro-dean of the same Faculty (2015-2016); editor of the monograph series, Orientalia Christiana Analecta.