New Redemptorist Bishop in Brazil: Fr. Geraldo de Paula Souza

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Fr. Geraldo de Paula Souza, C.Ss.R.

Today, 19 October 2022, the Holy Father appointed Fr. Geraldo de Paula Souza, C.SS.R., parish priest of Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro in São Paulo-SP, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Niterói (Brazil), assigning him the titular See of Tinista.

Curriculum vitae

Monsignor Geraldo de Paula Souza, C.Ss.R., was born on 1 November 1961 in Assaí, Diocese of Cornélio Procópio, in the State of Paraná. He studied Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas-SP and Theology at the Instituto de Teologia de São Paulo (ITESP). He then attended courses in Psychology at the UNIMARCO University in São Paulo-SP, in Vocational Orientation at the Sedes Sapientiae Institute in São Paulo-SP and in Social Psychology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás in Goiânia-GO.

After his religious profession made in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, he was ordained a priest on 29 August 1992. In the Redemptorist Congregation, he carried out his ministry as a Formator in the following communities: Formation House in Mauá-SP (1989-1992); Philosophy in São Paulo-SP (1992-1998) and in Campinas-SP (2006-2008); Theology in São Paulo-SP (1999-2002); Propaedeutic in Aparecida-SP.

In addition, he was a Vocation Promoter in São Paulo-SP (2009-2010), Director of the Formation House in São Paulo-SP (2011), Co-worker at the National Shrine of Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Aparecida-SP (2012-2014), Missionary in Tietê-SP (2015-2016), Parish Priest at Santíssimo Redentor in Amadora, Lisbon (Portugal, 2016-2019).

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