Dr. Josep Serrano presents his work on the figure of Pere Màrtir Sans and the Dominican missions in Asia

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, the work of Dr. Josep Serrano, coordinator of the Doctoral Program of the eUniv, on Fra Pere Màrtir Sans i Jordà, a Dominican native of Ascó (Ribera d’Ebre), who was bishop of the Chinese diocese of Mauricastro, where he died a victim of religious persecution against the Catholics in 1747.

Professor Serrano’s work is the result of two decades of continuous research, including visits to the sites of historical events, and has been published in three volumes by the Ascó City Council, and presented in the municipal assembly hall of same municipality by its authorities. The event was attended by Dr. Josep M. Sans, eUniv senator, Dr. Marc Escolà, Academic Prothonotary of the eUniv, and Dr. Xavier Baró, professor at the Faculty of Humanities at the International University of Catalonia.

The books contextualize the biography of Bishop Sans, beatified by Leo XIII (1893) and canonized by John Paul II (2000), within the missionary action of the Order of Preachers in Asia, organized from his Province of the Rosary , based in Manila.