Fr. Antonio Moreno, SJ was appointed as a New President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific

Filed in News by on April 26, 2017

Fr General Arturo Sosa has appointed Fr Antonio F Moreno, who is currently Provincial of the Philippine Jesuit Province, to succeed Fr Mark Raper as the next President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific. Fr Moreno will assume office on November 2017. Becoming the President of JCAP, Fr. Moreno will also be superior of the Arrupe International Residence.

Fr Moreno became Provincial in 2013 after six years as President of Ateneo de Zamboanga University.  His doctorate in Development Studies focussed on the socio-political engagement of the Church with post-authoritarian Philippine society.

After his ordination in 1993, Fr Moreno did a brief stint teaching at St John Vianney Theological Seminary and doing pastoral work in Culion, which was once the world’s largest leper colony.  Following that, he served as Assistant to the Novice Master for three years.  He then went for studies in the United Kingdom where he spent five and a half years.  He was appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Social Development at Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro in 2005, the position he held just before Ateneo de Zamboanga.

In recent years Fr Moreno has represented the Jesuit Conference on the Commissio Interprovinciale Permanens (CIP), a board of Provincials or Presidents from each Conference that assists Fr General and his Delegate with the ongoing governance of the inter-Provincial houses and works in Rome, such as the Gregorian University.  Most recently, he served as the JCAP member of the Coordinating Committee for General Congregation 36.


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