Faustino dos Santos

A photo of Faustino dos Santos, a Franciscan priest and a doctoral student in the systematic studies track in the Theology Department at Fordham University



Degree in Philosophy - Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, 2013

B.A. Theology - Faculdade Católica de Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Ceará, 2017

Higher Technology Secretarial Course - Centro Universitário Internacional, 2019

M.T.S. - Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, 2020


Faustino is a doctoral candidate in Systematics in the Department of Theology at Fordham University. He is a Franciscan friar of the Order of Friars Minor, a Catholic priest, and has a master's degree in practical-systematic theology. His education includes degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Secretarial Technology. His professional activity combines ministerial, pastoral, educational and administrative practices.

His research interests include Christian theology of religions, with a focus on how the Christian faith should be respectful and open to other faith traditions, avoiding any kind of prejudice or claim to superiority over them. Recently, he has opened up to exploring black theology and its implications and developments in the Brazilian context, especially in the Catholic Church. Other personal interests that intersect with his research have to do with the rescue and affirmation of black identity, especially in places and spaces of repression and coloniality, which is why themes related to processes of liberation and decoloniality appeal to him. Some of his publications include the following.

Book chapters

  • “Formação e Negritude: a urgência de superar o embranquecimento da formação." In Formação: desafios morais 2, 335-54. São Paulo: Paulus, 2020. (Formation and Blackness: the urgency of overcoming the whitening of formation)
  • "Educação Antirracista na Escola Católica." In: Acompanhar toda Comunidade Educativa. Coleção Cremos 2, v. 2, 110-130. Brasília: CNBB, 2023. (Antiracist Education in Catholic Schools)
  • "Nossa Senhora Aparecida, Um Registro Imaginário que nos Humaniza." In: Ciência Brasileira: Múltiplos olhares - Religião, Política, Filosofia e Ética. Ebook...Recife(PE) Even3, 2023. https//www.even3.com.br/ebook/cb-religiao-politica-filosofia-etica-1/599439-NOSSA-SENHORA-APARECIDA-UM-REGISTRO-IMAGINARIO-QUE-NOS-HUMANIZA. (Our Lady of Aparecida, An Imaginary Record that Humanizes Us)

Journal articles