Profile of Alberto Gori, Custos and Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

Last November marked the 40th anniversary of the death of Fr. Alberto Gori OFM. Born in Italy on 9th February 1889, he became a Franciscan in 1907 in the Tuscan province of St. Bonaventure. He asked to be sent to serve in the Custody and arrived in Jerusalem in 1919, where he served the Catholic community as Custos first and then as a Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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