Vatican City – On June 10, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Antoine- Marie Nsoumpe Mboube, of the clergy of Nkongsamba as Rector of the “Saint Paul VI” interdiocesan preparatory Seminary in Mbanga, Cameroon.
The new Rector is 49 years old and has been a priest for 14. He holds a Licentiate in philosophy at the St. Thomas Aquina’s major Seminary in Bambui, and studied theology at the Société St Jean-Marie Vianney Seminary, in Ars, in France. Also in France, in Toulouse, he obtained a Licentiate in canon Law. After his ordination he was Parish priest in various communities, Dean of the Saint Thomas College, episcopal Vicar for families. Since 2019 he has been a teacher and temporary head of the Seminary of which he has been appointed Rector.
Vatican City – On May 6, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Ajay Kumar Xalxo, of the clergy of the diocese of Jashpur as Rector of the “Sant’Alberto” Regional Seminary, in the Archdiocese of Ranchi .
The newly appointed Rector was born on February 19, 1974 and was ordained a priest on January 2, 2009. He was Vice Rector of an Orientation Center and Assistant parish priest . He obtained a licentiate in moral theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, in Rome . Since 2015 he has been Professor in the Seminary of which he has now been appointed Rector.
Vatican City – On May 20, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Thumma Vijay Prathap, of the Salesians of Don Bosco as Rector of the “St. John” Regional Philosophical Seminary in Visakhapatnam .
The new Rector was born on February 28, 1973, made his religious profession on May 24, 1993 and was ordained a priest in 2002.
After his ordination he was Professor of Philosophy in the Seminary of which he is now appointed Rector , then he was assistant parish priest in Italy . He obtained a doctorate in philosophy at the Pontifical Salesian University, in Rome . He went back to India where he was Professor and, since 2018, Vice-rector of the Seminary of Karunapuram.
Cité du Vatican – Le Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Préfet de la Congrégation pour l’Évangélisation des Peuples, a nommé le 20 mai 2021 e Révérend Père Donthireddy Raja, des Salésiens de Don Bosco Recteur du Séminaire Propédeutique Régional “St Paul” dans le diocèse de Vijayawada . Le nouveau recteur est né le 1er août 1973, a fait sa profession religieuse le 24 mai 1994 et a été ordonné prêtre le 27 décembre 2003. Après son ordination, il a été administrateur de la communauté salésienne et vice-prêtre de la paroisse . Il est titulaire d’un master en conseil du Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore . Il a été vice-recteur et animateur du centre de formation . Il est actuellement conseiller à Ramanthapur.
Vatican City – On May 20, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Donthireddy Raja, of the Salesians of Don Bosco as Rector of the “Saint Paul” regional preparatory seminary in the diocese of Vijayawada .
The new Rector was born on August 1, 1973, made his religious profession on May 24, 1994 and was ordained a priest on December 27, 2003.
After his ordination he was administrator of the Salesian community and assistant parish priest . He holds a Masters in Counseling from Kristu Jyoti College in Bangalore . He was Vice Rector and Animator of the Formation Centers . He is currently a Councilor in Ramanthapur.
Vatican City – On May 3, 2021, Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Rev. Wilfred Moras, of the diocesan clergy of Lucknow.
The new Rector was born on February 13, 1969 and was ordained a priest on April 27, 1997. He has held the following positions: Professor at the minor Seminary ; Bishop’s secretary ; Vice-principal in a school ; Principal in two schools ; Professor at St. Joseph Seminary ; Director of the Regional Pastoral Center since 2017.
Vatican City – On May 25, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Richard Britto, of the diocesan clergy of Mysore, Rector of the “St. Peter the Apostle” interregional Seminary in the Archdiocese of Bangalore, India.
The newly-appointed Rector was born on July 20, 1971 and was ordained a priest on May 5, 1998. He obtained a Master’s in philosophy at the same Seminary in 2005 and a doctorate in philosophy from the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome in 2009. He carried out his service at “St. Peter the Apostle” Seminary for 16 years, he held the position of Vice-Rector since 2016.
Tombura-Yambio – Offering a chance to the many students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to study due to the lack of higher education institutions in the country is the goal of the Catholic diocese of Tombura-Yambio which has opened its doors also to non-seminarian students who wish to carry out philosophy courses.
“This institute has so far welcomed only seminarians – explained Mgr. Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, bishop of Tombura Yambio. This year, we want to create synergy between higher education institutions within the diocese, therefore I decided to offer lay students who want to study philosophy the opportunity to attend courses at the St. John Paul II School of Philosophy”. The initiative was well received by the community of the diocese, in particular by young people who now feel they have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in this sector.
“This is a unique experience. It is the first opportunity ever in the whole country. Furthermore, those who have attended the course will, in the future, in turn become teachers in seminaries or other institutes”, explained the Bishop.
Lay students attend classes during the day and then return to their respective homes, while the seminarians remain in the seminary as per tradition.
The Major Seminary of Philosophy of Saint John Paul II has existed since 2016 and has formed a good number of priests to date. So far it has welcomed students from other dioceses, including that of Tombura Yambio. It is affiliated with the Consolata Philosophy Center in Nairobi, in turn associated with the Urbaniana University of Rome. Students following the philosophy program at St. John Paul II in Yambio finish the fourth year of philosophy at the Consolata in Nairobi and take their Diploma exams at the Urbaniana University.