Born in Conversano (Bari), Italy, on 12 November 1970. He studied at the “Pontificio Seminario Maggiore” and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1988-1994) and was ordained a priest on 12 November 1994. He obtained a Baccalaureate in Philosophy (1990), a Baccalaureate in Theology (1993), a Licentiate in Liturgical Theology (1995), a Doctorate in Canon Law (2000) and he graduated from the Pontifical Ecclesiastic Academy (2003).
He served as Parish vicar at Castellana Grotte and as Defender of the Bond for the Regional Ecclesiastic Tribunal of Puglia. In 2003 he entered the Holy See’s diplomatic service and was appointed to Uruguay, Poland, Secretariat of State (Vatican), Italy and the Republic of San Marino. Since January 2019, he began serving as a diplomatic Councilor to the Apostolic Nunciature in Georgia and Armenia.