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In Memory of Fr. GianPaolo Salvini, SJ (1936-2021)
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Father GianPaolo Salvini passed away on the morning of Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the Infirmary of the Jesuit Roman Houses due to complications of the blood cancer from which he had been suffering for some years. He had been the director of La Civiltà Cattolica for over 26 years – longer than any other director in the magazine’s 170 years – and had continued to make a valued contribution until his final months. Our debt to him is great and full of esteem and gratitude. We deeply regret his loss.

He had just turned 85, having been born in Milan on March 3, 1936. As a boy he had met the Jesuits as a student at the Leo XIII College. He always maintained a fond regard for the place where his religious vocation had matured.

He entered the novitiate in Lonigo (Vicenza) in 1954, in the then Venetian-Milanese Province, and went through the various stages of his long formation in the Society of Jesus with serenity. After studying philosophy in Gallarate, he returned to Leo XIII for his Magisterium, to experience accompanying students, teaching and to continuing his own education, which he completed with a degree in economics from the Catholic University with a thesis on demographics.
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