Until March this year, Fr Natale was Regional Councilor for Latin America - South Cone.
Son of Giuseppe Vitali and Giuseppina Forti, the Provincial was born on May 14, 1955, in Montappone (FM). He entered the novitiate of Vico Equense-Seiano, Naples, on 11 September 1971. He made his perpetual profession in Santiago de Chile on 11 June 1978. He was ordained a priest on 31 July 1982 in Santiago. He has Chilean citizenship.
In Chile, he was Provincial Councilor from 1990-1993, Vicar of the Provincial from 1993-1995, when he was appointed Provincial for the 1995-2000 term. In July 2006 he was re-appointed Provincial, a service he carried out until 2008 when he participated in General Chapter 26.
He was elected General Councilor for the South Cone Region of Latin America, a service he held until March 14 of this year. Now Fr Natale Vitali Forti becomes the 14th Provincial of the "St John Bosco" Province based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.