Pope Francis appoints Filipino priest to Vatican’s Catholic education body

Pope Francis appoints Filipino priest to Vatican’s Catholic education body

By CBCP News

August 30, 2022

Manila, Philippines

Pope Francis has named Jesuit Fr. Jose V.C. Quilongquilong as consultor of the Vatican dicastery that oversees Catholic schools, universities and institutes of higher education around the world.

The appointment was announced Tuesday by the Loyola School of Theology (LST), where the priest served as its former president.

He will serve for a term of five years.

Fr. Quilongquilong is a known theologian with a licentiate and doctorate in spirituality from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

While doing his studies, he also worked as regional secretary for Asia-Pacific at the Jesuit General Curia in Rome.

He is currently the administrator of the Mirador Jesuit Villa Retreat House and Eco-Spirituality Park in Baguio City.

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education (CCE) is one of the nine congregations of the Roman Curia.

The current superiors of the dicastery are its prefect, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Msgr. Angelo Vincenzo Zani, secretary, and Fr. Friedrich Bechina, FSO, under-secretary.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the pro-prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, is also a member of the CCE.

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