Father Vittorio Boria, OFM, Cap
Ordained April 4, 1971
From Eritrea, Africa

Spending most of his life in his native Eritrea, Father Boria is a Capuchin Franciscan friar living in Colorado. He has served as a hospital chaplain, high school and university teacher, pastor and formator in seminary. Father Boria spent 10 years in Canada, where he worked in refugee ministry, Catholic schools, and youth and university ministry. Currently, Father Boria minsters as a part-time chaplain at the Swedish Medical Center, and gives mission appeals on behalf of the Capachin Franciscans. He enjoys reading books, walking and animating Eritrean communities around the country.

"It is humbling that I can be used for something so great (a voice for the poor and marginalized). I, myself, did not grow up in a well-to-do family. It was through the solidarity of neighbors and the Church that I made it. So, now I feel I can pay back in that way." — Father Boria