Father Benedetto Picca, Superior General of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Fr. Benedetto Picca, FN (Photo by lavocedelpopolo.it)
Fr. Benedetto Picca, FN (Photo by lavocedelpopolo.it)

Father Benedetto Picca is the new superior general of the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth, founded by St John Baptist Piamarta from Brescia. He was elected by the 14th general chapter, which had as its theme "Educating today in the charism of St John Baptist Piamarta" and was held in the house of Sant'Obizio in Angolo Terme, in Val Camonica, Lombardy.

Father Picca is the successor of Father Giancarlo Caprini, who led the Congregation for six years. He was born in Barletta in 1959, graduated from high school in Genoa, made his first profession of vows in 1993 and was ordained a priest in 1995, in Brescia, where he carried out his pastoral and educational ministry at the Istituto Santa Maria di Nazareth. Then he moved to the provinces of Latina and Rome, and later returned to the province of Brescia.

He is a teacher at the Bonsignori Institute in Remedello and a member of the Scaip board.

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