Martín Carbajo Núñez, OFM

  • Visiting Professor



  • SThD, Moral Theology, Alfonsianum, Rome
  • License degree, Germanic Philology, Santiago de Compostela University
  • Master, Social Communication, Gregorian University, Rome
  • Qualified computer technician (FP, Spain)

“The new Information Technologies are already unavoidably embedded in our daily life. For many people, they are 'the chief means of information and education, of guidance and inspiration' (John Paul II, “Encyclical letter Redemptoris misio“, 7-12-1990, n. 37). We are in a new culture, a new way of being and thinking; so we can rightly say that, in social communication, our destiny is at stake. With my research and academic activity, I try to discern how to inhabit the new digital environment, taking inspiration from the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition.”

Born in Zamora, Spain, Martín Carbajo Núñez, OFM has lived in Rome since 1995, where he currently teaches ethics and communication at two universities: the Antonianum (Pontifical University Antonianum or PUA) and the Alfonsianum (Pontifical Lateran University or PUL). At the PUA, he has served as Vice-Rector and Rector Magnificus ad interim for three years. He also teaches regularly in Spain and the USA. Professor Carbajo studies the relevance of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition in formulating a global ethic and facing the challenges of the new digital age. He also studies journalistic deontology in regard to informational privacy. Find more information about Professor Carbajo, including a comprehensive list of publications, on his personal web page)

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Professor Carbajo has published more than one hundred works, including:


A free and fraternal economy. The Franciscan perspective, Ed. Tau Publishing, Phoenix, AZ, 2017 (245 pages) & Ed. Media House, Delhi 2018 (235 pages). Also published in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Sister Mother Earth. Franciscan Roots of the Laudato Si’, Tau Publishing, Phoenix (AZ) 2017 (245 pages) & Ed. Media House, Delhi 2018 (242 pages). Also published in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Francisco de Asís y la ética global, = Francisco de Asís hoy 4, PPC, Madrid 2008 (Also in Italian and Portuguese)

Giovanni Duns Scoto, Studi e ricerche nel VII centenario della sua morte, (editor), 2 vol., Antonianum, Roma 2008 (two volumes, 1020 pages)



Franciscan Spirituality and Integral ecology. Relational bases vs the Throwaway culture,” in Islamochristiana 43 (2017) 59-78.

Current relevance of the Franciscan perspective”, in Verdad y Vida 270-271 (2017) 187-203.

Global ethical challenges in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’ and the Jubilee of Mercy,” in Antonianum 91/2 (2016) 333-360.

The contribution by religions to peaceful coexistence in society,” in Studia Moralia 53/1 (2015) 83-101.

Digital Age challenges and Consecrated Life”, in Studia Moralia 53/2 (2015) 269-291.

“Ecological sin and the Sacrament of Penance,” in Verdad y Vida 271 (2018)

“Hyper-connected generation and discernment. A Franciscan perspective,” in Revista Eclesiástica Brasileira 312 (2018)

“Everything is connected: Communication and integral ecology in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si,’” in Carthaginensia 67 (2019)

The Franciscan contribution to the process of rationalization and the thesis of Max Weber,” in Verdad y Vida 272 (2018)

As redes sociais e a comunicação social, cuidados a ter,” in Eborensia 51 (2017) 133-154.

De la mano invisible a la mano tendida: por una economía de rostro humano,” in Corintios XIII 151/152 (2014) 126-141.

I principi della Dottrina Sociale della Chiesa. Una lettura dalla prospettiva della libertà,” in Ricerche teologiche 24/2 (2013) 333-370.

Lo Spettacolo dell’Intimità. Radici storiche della comunicazione centrata sull’io,” in Frontiere 10 (2013) 253-297.

Actualidad de Duns Escoto en la Sociedad de la Información,” in Selecciones de Franciscanismo 114 (2009) 435-462.

Monti di pietà ed etica economica. Il contributo francescano,” in Studi Francescani 106/1-2 (2009) 187-210.