ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Rector of the "Khristo Jyoti Mohavidyaloyo" Regional Seminary of Sambalpur

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 19 May 2020, Card. Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Lancy Rodrigues, SVD (Society of the Divine Word), as Rector of the "Khristo Jyoti Mohavidyaloyo" regional seminary in the diocese of Sambalpur, India. The new Rector was born on July 5, 1955 in the diocese of Mangalore. He professed his first vows among the Verbites in 1978 and the perpetual ones in 1983. He was ordained a priest on May 10, 1984. He obtained a doctorate in moral theology at the Alphonsian University, Rome in 2005. Among the various positions held: Assistant parish priest, parish priest, treasurer, professor. He was rector of the major seminary of the Verbites in Debeipali (2008-2016) and parish priest in Sambalpur (since 2016). (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 3/9/2020)