The École biblique of Jerusalem is delighted with the election of br. Gerard Timoner as Master of the Order of the Preachers. As such, and in accordance with our statutes, he also becomes the grand Chancellor of the École biblique.
Born in the Philippines on January 26, 1968, br. Gerard Timoner holds a BA in Philosophy and a PhD in Theology. He was vice-rector of st Thomas University of Manila, prior provincial of the Province of Philippines and more recently socius of the Master of the Order for the Asia-Pacific region. It should also be noted that in 2014, Pope Francis had appointed him a member of the International Theological Commission.
We thank him for the support he will give to the development of the École biblique of Jerusalem.