D. Manuel Clemente
With a degree in History from the Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa and one in Theology from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Manuel Clemente completed his PhD in Historical Theology in 1992 with the thesis “Nas origens do apostolado contemporâneo em Portugal. A ‘Sociedade Católica’ (1843-1853)”.
He lectures History of the Church at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa since 1975. President of the Episcopal Commission for Culture, Cultural Artifacts and Media, he was appointed Bishop of Oporto in 2007. His vast body of published historiographic work and active contribution towards cultural debate and reflection on social issues has earned Manuel Clement several awards and distinctions, chief among which are the Grã-Cruz da Ordem de Cristo and the Prémio Pessoa 2009.