He was ordained priest in 1913. He was a disciple, and then the godson, of Maurice Blondel. He was the priest entrusted by the Pope Pius XI with the undertaking of Islamic studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute. He wrote a book on his spiritual journey. He was promoted to Monsignore.
- Ali Mehmet Mulla Zade: A Turk in Rome (1924-1959), Blogspot, 11 June 2004