Research line: Theology, Values and Social Dynamics (TVSD)

He was born in Vila Real de Santo António (1971) and was ordained priest for the Diocese of Algarve (1996). He graduated in Theology on the Portuguese Catholic University and in Biblical Sciences on the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome (2003), where he was assistant of the professor of Greek of the New Testament, got a doctorate in Biblical Theology in the Pontifical Gregorian University (2009) as a fellow of the Foundation of Science and Technology. He is parish priest in Portimão, teacher of New Testament in the Superior Institute of Theology of Évora, member of the writing board of the journal Eborensia, director at the Centro de Estudos e Formação de Leigos do Algarve, member of the Coordinating Committee for the translation of the Bible of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference, project where he presides at the Scientific Commission of the New Testament. Since 2017 he is president of the Portuguese Biblical Association.