Team & About
Scientific Responsible: Ioannis Kastanas
Ioannis Kastanas is a greek qualified solicitor of the Court of Appeal, and also a PhD of the University of Athens. He holds two Masters degrees, one in Ecclesiastical law from the Law School of Athens and another in Public law from Paris II Pantheon-Assas University.
Since September 2017, he has been a member of the Adjunt faculty at the University of Nicosia Law school and has been teaching Public law and ecclesiastical law. Since June 2019, he is a postdoctoral researcher in Ecclesiastical law at the same school entitled “The right of Appeal to the ecumenical Partiarch. Comparative examination of churches of Cyprus and Greece”.
He fluently speaks French and English.
Head of the database project: Francois Hubert Manga
Francois Manga is a PhD researcher affiliated to Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, born in Akometam/Cameroon. He holds a Research Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion at the KU, Leuven on the topic: “Travelling in mind with Jan Pascha: Virtuality Inspiring Spirituality in the Late Middle Ages.” Before that, he produced a Master thesis in Systematic Theology (Spirituality) at the Radboud University, Nijmegen on the theme: “The spiritual pilgrimage of Jan Pascha: towards the quest for the sources of the text.” He is also an Undergraduate in Spirituality at the Milltown Institute/CIBI- Dublin-Ireland. He holds a Bachelor in Theology on “health care and sacraments” and a Bachelor in Philosophy on “Hannah Arendt and the public, private and social spheres.” Since 2015, he is a Module Author and Corrector at the Carmelite Institute of Britain and Ireland (CIBI) Dublin – Ireland focusing on “Spirituality and Social Justice.” Additionally, he is a TBI Fellow (Titus Brandsma Instituut (TBI) at the Radboud University, Nijmegen working on the “Edition of the Spiritual Texts of Leopold Sedar Senghor.”
He attended many Workshops and Congress around the world whether as a participant, speaker or team member. (Nijmegen-The Netherlands, Rome – Italy, Paris- France, Msida / Mdina Malta, Yaounde-Cameroon, Amsterdam - The Netherlands) for example.
Director in chief: Eleni Palioura
, Lawyer, LLM in Ecclesiastical Law (University of Athens).