|Vatican – Fr dal Covolo will preach the Retreat for the Holy Father|
Fr Enrico dal Covolo born on 5 October 1950 at Feltre (Italy), made his novitate at Albarè and took his first vows on 2 October 1973. After theological studies he was ordained priest in Milan on 22 December 1979.
In 1986 he was transferred to the Vice Province of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and in the following years Fr dal Covolo held a number of academic appointments: Dean of the Faculty of Literature between 1993 and 2000, and between 2000 and 2003 Vice-Rector of the University.
At present he is a member of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, Consultor of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, member of the Commission dealing with Dispensations from priestly obligations and Consultor of the Congregation for the Clergy.
In 2003 he was appointed by the Rector Major Fr Pascual Chávez Postulator General for the causes of saints of the Salesian Family.
Fr dal Covolo is the second Salesian on the Commission for Sacred Archaeology. Fr Antonio Baruffa was confirmed for a further five year period.