Fr. Mauro Lazzarato, was born in 1959 in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, and is the Vicar of the Scalabrinian Europe-Africa Region. A Scalabrinian missionary since 1986, Fr. Mauro obtained a bachelor’s in Moral Theology and a Doctorate in Psychology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. In his years of service in the Congregation, he has frequently served as formator in Scalabrinian seminaries in Italy, Portugal and the United States. In September 2008, he was appointed the Director of the Migrants’ Offices in the Diocese of Vicenza.