Father Bernardo Cervellera is a missionary with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions. He is also a journalist and currently heads the AsiaNews press agency after his editorial stint at the Vatican international press agency, Fides from 1997 to 2002.  Fr. Cervellera has also lived in Beijing where he taught History of Western Civilisation at Peking University between 1995 and 1997. He is an avid contributor to various papers, magazines and other publications and collaborates with radio and TV news programmes. Some of his notable publications include “Madre Teresa, la misericordia per l’Asia e per il mondoMother Teresa, mercy for Asia and for the world” (2017),  “Missione Cina – Viaggio nell’Impero tra mercato e repressione — China Mission – Journey through the Empire between Market and Repression, in Italian” (2006) and “God is on Woman’s Side – Stories from the Land of the New Feminism, following the Beijing Conference” (1995).