Massimo Camisasca was born in Milan, where he was ordained priest in 1975. Since 2012 he's the bishop of Reggio Emilia. A leading figure in the Catholic youth movement Gioventù Studentesca and in the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, he was also president of Catholic Action (the Youth Section) in Milan. He taught philosophy in secondary schools, at the Università Cattolica in Milan, and at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. In 1985 he founded the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo, of which he is now the Superior General: today the Fraternity is present in over twenty countries.
He wrote the trilogy Comunione e Liberazione (2001-2006) and the books Il tempo che non muore (2001), La sfida della paternità (2003), Questa mia casa che Dio abita (2004), Passione per l’uomo (2005), 5 minuti con Dio (2005), Sentieri d’Asia illuminati (2006), Il vento di Dio (2007), Il nuovo Occidente (2008), Don Giussani (2009), Dentro le cose, verso il mistero (2012), L'avventura di Gioventù Studentesca (2018), Perché mi cercate? (2018).