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

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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