Father General has appointed Fr. Joseph Pham Tuan
Nghia (49) as the new Provincial of the Province of Vietnam. He is currently
the rector of the St. Joseph’s Scholasticate in Thu Duc. The appointment was
made public last 27 October.
Father Nghia entered the novitiate in Thu Duc in 1996.
After his novitiate and philosophy studies in Vietnam, he went on to study
theology at Loyola School of Theology in Manila, Philippines. There he obtained
a Master’s degree in Spirituality and Retreat Directing. Ordained a priest in
2006, he was sent to the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and then to the
University of Innsbruck (Austria) to continue his Biblical studies up to the
doctorate. Back in Vietnam, he has been the dean of the theology program at St.
Joseph’s Scholasticate. He did his tertianship in Sri Lanka in 2017 and since
then has been rector of the scholasticate. He is also a consultor to the
Provincial. He has been extensively involved in theological formation both for
religious congregations and the Church in Vietnam.
will take office on 21 November 2022.