Italy – Italian citizenship for a Polish past pupil of UPS
Rome, Italy – January 2019 – Italian citizenship was conferred on Dr Lukasz Polanski on 8 January. Originally from Poland, he is a former pupil of the Salesian Liceo at Lubin and then of the Communication Faculty of the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome where he gained his degree in 2004. Over those years, in a purely voluntary capacity, he took on the task of assistant in the Study Hall of the specialised library at the Don Bosco Centre of Studies, and was responsible for the first web site, its contents and graphics of that Centre; he took on a similar role at the Vatican in the Holy See's Committee for Historical Sciences, where Salesian Professor Fr Cosimo Semeraro, SDB was the then secretary. He also collaborated with the “International Colloquiums of the Salesian Family”, run by Fr Karl Oerder, SDB, and brought together the first archival and computerised organisation of the collection of letters of Venerable Fr Vincent Cimatti, SDB. Dr Polanski works for the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome and for the moment is currently working at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.