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Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.)

Divine Word Missionaries

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Also known as: Gesellschaft des Göttlichen Wortes (Deutsch) / Congregación del Verbo Divino (Misioneros del Verbo Divino) (español) / Société du Verbe-Divin (français) / Società del Verbo Divino (Italiano) / Zgromadzenie Słowa Bożego (polski) / Congregação do Verbo Divino (Missionários do Verbo Divino) (Português) / 聖言會 (正體中文) / 神言会 (日本語) / Societas Verbi Divini (latine)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Patron Saint: JHS Word (March 25)

Statistics: 1,259 houses, 6,003 members (4,231 priests) (2015)

Address: Via dei Verbiti 1, C.P. 5080, 00154 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.575.4021

Website: Link

History

Churches


Superiors

Superior General:GermanyFr. Heinz Kulüke, S.V.D. (61)Fr. Heinz Kulüke, S.V.D. (61) (2012.07.03 – ...)
Superior General:PhilippinesFr. Antonio M. Pernia, S.V.D. (2000.06.26 – 2012.07.03)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Enrique Barlage, S.V.D. (1988 – 2000)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Heinrich Heekeren, S.V.D. (1977 – 1988)
Superior General:USAFr. John Musinsky, S.V.D. (1967 – 1977)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Johannes Schütte (舒德), S.V.D. (1958.03.28 – 1967.12.15)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Alois Große Kappenberg, S.V.D. (1947 – 1957)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Joseph Grendel, S.V.D. (1932 – 1947)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Wilhelm Gier, S.V.D. (1920 – 1932)
Superior General:GermanyFr. Nicolaus Blum, S.V.D. (1909 – 1919)
Superior General:GermanySaint Fr. Arnold Janssen, S.V.D. (1875.09.08 – 1909)
Founder:GermanySaint Fr. Arnold Janssen, S.V.D. (1875.09.08)

Living Bishops (10 Archbishops, 36 Bishops)

IndiaArchbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (62)Archbishop John Barwa, S.V.D. (62), Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India)

USAArchbishop Michael August Blume, S.V.D. (71)Archbishop Michael August Blume, S.V.D. (71), Titular Archbishop of Alessano and Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda

IndiaArchbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (72)Archbishop Leo Cornelio, S.V.D. (72), Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal (India)

TaiwanArchbishop John Hung Shan-chuan, S.V.D. (73)Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan (洪山川), S.V.D. (73), Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei 臺北 (Taiwan) and President of Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference

ZimbabweArchbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (57)Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D. (57), Metropolitan Archbishop of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) and Secretary General of Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference

JapanArchbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D. (59)Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi (タルチシオ菊地功), S.V.D. (59), Metropolitan Archbishop of Tokyo 東京 (Japan)

Papua New GuineaArchbishop William Joseph Kurtz, S.V.D. (82)Archbishop William Joseph Kurtz, S.V.D. (82), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New GuineaArchbishop Michael Meier, S.V.D. (89)Archbishop Michael Meier, S.V.D. (89), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)

BrazilArchbishop Silvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D. (85)Archbishop Silvestre Luís Scandián, S.V.D. (85), Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Vitória (Brazil)

Papua New GuineaArchbishop Douglas William Young, S.V.D. (67)Archbishop Douglas William Young, S.V.D. (67), Metropolitan Archbishop of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)

PhilippinesBishop Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D. (73)Bishop Arturo Mandin Bastes, S.V.D. (73), Bishop of Sorsogon (Philippines)

BrazilBishop José Luíz Bertanha, S.V.D. (75)Bishop José Luíz Bertanha, S.V.D. (75), Bishop of Registro (Brazil)

IndiaBishop Basil Bhuriya, S.V.D. (61)Bishop Basil Bhuriya, S.V.D. (61), Bishop of Jhabua (India)

BoliviaBishop Krzysztof Janusz Białasik Wawrowska, S.V.D. (59)Bishop Krzysztof Janusz Białasik Wawrowska, S.V.D. (59), Bishop of Oruro (Bolivia)

IndiaBishop Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D. (84)Bishop Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D. (84), Bishop emeritus of Rourkela (India)

IndiaBishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (56)Bishop Telesphore Bilung, S.V.D. (56), Titular Bishop of Rutabo and Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi (India)

GhanaBishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, S.V.D. (72)Bishop Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, S.V.D. (72), Bishop of Yendi (Ghana)

USABishop Dominic Carmon, S.V.D. (86)Bishop Dominic Carmon, S.V.D. (86), Titular Bishop of Rusicade and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of New Orleans (USA)

PanamaBishop Edgardo Cedeño Muñoz, S.V.D. (57)Bishop Edgardo Cedeño Muñoz, S.V.D. (57), Bishop of Penonomé (Panama)

ChileBishop Rafael de la Barra Tagleiedes Medina, S.V.D. (87)Bishop Rafael de la Barra Tagleiedes Medina, S.V.D. (87), Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Illapel (Chile)

IndiaBishop Arockia Sebastian Durairaj, S.V.D. (60)Bishop Arockia Sebastian Durairaj, S.V.D. (60), Bishop of Khandwa (India)

GhanaBishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D. (61)Bishop Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D. (61), Bishop of Keta–Akatsi (Ghana)

GhanaBishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, S.V.D. (60)Bishop Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, S.V.D. (60), Bishop of Ho (Ghana)

IndiaBishop Devprasad John Ganawa, S.V.D. (65)Bishop Devprasad John Ganawa, S.V.D. (65), Bishop of Udaipur (India)

USABishop Curtis John Guillory, S.V.D. (74)Bishop Curtis John Guillory, S.V.D. (74), Bishop of Beaumont (USA)

AngolaBishop António Francisco Jaca, S.V.D. (53)Bishop António Francisco Jaca, S.V.D. (53), Bishop of Caxito (Angola)

PhilippinesBishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, S.V.D. (57)Bishop Leopoldo C. Jaucian, S.V.D. (57), Bishop of Bangued (Philippines)

IndiaBishop Lucas Kerketta, S.V.D. (81)Bishop Lucas Kerketta, S.V.D. (81), Bishop emeritus of Sambalpur (India)

AngolaBishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse, S.V.D. (59)Bishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse, S.V.D. (59), Bishop of Dundo (Angola)

PolandBishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (64)Bishop Jerzy Mazur, S.V.D. (64), Bishop of Ełk (Poland)

Congo-KinshasaBishop Jean Gaspard Mudiso Mundla, S.V.D. (76)Bishop Jean Gaspard Mudiso Mundla, S.V.D. (76), Bishop of Kenge (Congo-Kinshasa)

SerbiaBishop Ladislav Német, S.V.D. (61)Bishop Ladislav Német, S.V.D. (61), Bishop of Zrenjanin (Serbia) and President of International Episcopal Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius

BotswanaBishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (68)Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah, S.V.D. (68), Bishop of Francistown (Botswana) and Apostolic Administrator of Gaborone (Botswana)

IndonesiaBishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D. (88)Bishop Anton Pain Ratu, S.V.D. (88), Bishop emeritus of Atambua (Indonesia)

PhilippinesBishop Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D. (71)Bishop Antonio Pepito Palang, S.V.D. (71), Vicar Apostolic of San Jose in Mindoro (Philippines) and Titular Bishop of Thuburbo minus

IndonesiaBishop Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D. (76)Bishop Gerulfus Kherubim Pareira, S.V.D. (76), Bishop of Maumere (Indonesia)

ChileBishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (59)Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (59), Bishop of Chillán (Chile)

Papua New GuineaBishop Józef Roszynski, S.V.D. (55)Bishop Józef Roszynski, S.V.D. (55), Bishop of Wewak (Papua New Guinea)

Papua New GuineaBishop Francesco Sarego, S.V.D. (78)Bishop Francesco Sarego, S.V.D. (78), Bishop emeritus of Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

BrazilBishop Werner Franz Siebenbrock, S.V.D. (80)Bishop Werner Franz Siebenbrock, S.V.D. (80), Bishop emeritus of Governador Valadares (Brazil)

USABishop James Terry Steib, S.V.D. (77)Bishop James Terry Steib, S.V.D. (77), Bishop emeritus of Memphis (USA)

Papua New GuineaBishop Johannes Henricus J. Te Maarssen, S.V.D. (84)Bishop Johannes Henricus J. Te Maarssen, S.V.D. (84), Bishop emeritus of Kundiawa (Papua New Guinea)

BrazilBishop Getúlio Teixeira Guimarães, S.V.D. (80)Bishop Getúlio Teixeira Guimarães, S.V.D. (80), Bishop emeritus of Cornélio Procópio (Brazil)

IndiaBishop Chacko Thottumarickal, S.V.D. (68)Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal, S.V.D. (68), Bishop of Indore (India)

ChileBishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (60)Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (60), Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile)

AngolaBishop Zeferino Zeca Martins, S.V.D. (51)Bishop Zeferino Zeca Martins, S.V.D. (51), Titular Bishop of Tanaramusa and Auxiliary Bishop of Luanda (Angola)


Deceased Bishops (1 Cardinal, 12 Archbishops, 61 Bishops)

2017: PhilippinesBishop Cesar Castro Raval, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Bangued (Philippines)

2016: IndiaArchbishop Raphael Cheenath, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cuttack–Bhubaneswar (India)

2016: IndonesiaBishop Hilarius Moa Nurak, S.V.D., Bishop of Pangkal-Pinang (Indonesia)

2014: USABishop Leonard James Olivier, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Washington (USA)

2012: Antigua and BarbudaBishop Joseph Oliver Bowers, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Saint John’s–Basseterre (Antigua and Barbuda)

2011: IndonesiaArchbishop Donatus Djagom, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Ende (Indonesia)

2011: PhilippinesBishop Artemio Lomboy Rillera, S.V.D., Bishop of San Fernando de La Union (Philippines)

2011: UkraineBishop Julian Gbur, S.V.D., Bishop of Stryj of the Ukrainians (Ukraine)

2010: SlovakiaArchbishop Ján Bukovský, S.V.D., Apostolic Nuncio emeritus to Russian Federation

2010: PhilippinesBishop Miguel C. Cinches, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Surigao (Philippines)

2010: Papua New GuineaBishop Raymond Philip Kalisz, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Wewak (Papua New Guinea)

2009: IndiaBishop George Marian Anathil, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Indore (India)

2009: Papua New GuineaBishop Hermann Raich, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Wabag (Papua New Guinea)

2008: IndonesiaBishop Darius Nggawa, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Larantuka (Indonesia)

2008: BrazilBishop Olívio Aurélio Fazza, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

2008: IndonesiaBishop Eduardus Sangsun, S.V.D., Bishop of Ruteng (Indonesia)

2007: PhilippinesBishop Vicente C. Manuel, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of San Jose in Mindoro (Philippines)

2005: ChinaBishop Thomas Zhao Feng-wu (趙鳳梧), S.V.D., Bishop of Yanzhou 兖州 (China)

2004: PanamaBishop Carlos Ambrosio Lewis, S.V.D., Coadjutor Bishop emeritus of David (Panama)

2004: BrazilBishop Apparecido José Dias, S.V.D., Bishop of Roraima (Brazil)

2003: PhilippinesBishop Simeon O. Valerio, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Calapan (Philippines)

2002: IndiaBishop Frans Simons, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Indore (India)

2001: ArgentinaBishop Jorge Novak, S.V.D., Bishop of Quilmes (Argentina)

1999: BrazilArchbishop Geraldo de Proença Sigaud, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Diamantina (Brazil)

1999: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Leo Clement Andrew Arkfeld, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

1999: ParaguayBishop Juan Bockwinckel, S.V.D., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Encarnación (Paraguay)

1999: BrazilBishop Joel Ivo Catapan, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop of São Paulo (Brazil)

1998: IndonesiaBishop Willem van Bekkum, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Ruteng (Indonesia)

1998: ArgentinaBishop Jorge Kémérer, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Posadas (Argentina)

1998: IndonesiaBishop Vitalis Djebarus, S.V.D., Bishop of Denpasar (Indonesia)

1997: IndonesiaArchbishop Gregorius Manteiro, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop of Kupang (Indonesia)

1997: PhilippinesBishop Wilhelm Josef Duschak, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Calapan (Philippines)

1997: Congo-KinshasaBishop Franz Hoenen, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Kenge (Congo-Kinshasa)

1997: USABishop Joseph Abel Francis, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Newark (USA)

1996: PhilippinesArchbishop Federico G. Limon, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Lingayen–Dagupan (Philippines)

1995: PhilippinesBishop Odilo Etspueler, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Bangued (Philippines)

1995: ChinaBishop Joseph Li Bing-yao (李炳耀), S.V.D., Bishop of Caozhou 曹州 (China)

1994: Papua New GuineaBishop John Edward Cohill, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

1993: BrazilBishop Friedrich Helmel, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Guarapuava (Brazil)

1992: Papua New GuineaBishop Bernard Schilling, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Goroka (Papua New Guinea) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Lae (Papua New Guinea)

1991: IndonesiaBishop Theodorus van den Tillaart, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Atambua (Indonesia)

1991: USABishop Harold Robert Perry, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans (USA)

1990: ParaguayBishop Augustín Van Aaken, S.V.D., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Alto Paraná (Paraguay)

1989: IndonesiaArchbishop Gabriel Manek, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Endeh (Indonesia)

1987: Papua New GuineaArchbishop George Elmer Bernarding, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea)

1987: Papua New GuineaBishop Raymond Rodly Caesar, S.V.D., Bishop of Goroka (Papua New Guinea)

1985: IndiaBishop Hermann Westermann, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Sambalpur (India)

1982: ChinaBishop Vitus Zhang Zuo-heng (Chang Tso-huan) (張作恆), S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Xinyang 信陽 (China)

1982: IndonesiaBishop Antoine Hubert Thijssen, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Larantuka (Indonesia) and Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Denpasar (Indonesia)

1981: Papua New GuineaArchbishop Adolph Alexander Noser, S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Madang (Papua New Guinea)

1976: PhilippinesBishop Antonio Isauro Alzate Buenafe, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Caceres (Philippines)

1972: IndonesiaBishop Paul Sani Kleden, S.V.D., Bishop of Denpasar (Indonesia)

1972: ParaguayBishop Johannes Wiesen, S.V.D., Bishop-Prelate of Encarnación (Paraguay)

1971: ParaguayBishop Francisco Cedzich, S.V.D., Bishop-Prelate of Alto Paraná (Paraguay)

1970: ChinaBishop Charles Weber (萬賓來), S.V.D., Bishop of Yizhou 沂州 (China)

1969: NetherlandsArchbishop Martin Lucas, S.V.D., Apostolic Delegate emeritus to Scandinavia

1968: BrazilBishop Manoel Könner, S.V.D., Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

1967: ChinaCardinal Thomas Tien-ken-sin (田耕莘), S.V.D., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via and Metropolitan Archbishop of Beijing 北京 (China)

1966: ArgentinaBishop Enrique José Mühn, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Jujuy (Argentina)

1965: ChinaBishop Theodore Schu (舒德祿), S.V.D., Bishop of Yanzhou 兖州 (China)

1964: ChinaBishop Augustin Olbert (吳伯祿), S.V.D., Bishop of Qingdao 青島 (China)

1961: IndonesiaBishop Jacques Pessers, S.V.D., Bishop of Atambua (Indonesia)

1959: ChinaArchbishop Theodor Buddenbrock (濮登博), S.V.D., Metropolitan Archbishop of Lanzhou 蘭州 (China)

1954: ChinaBishop Franz Hoowaarts, S.V.D., Bishop of Caozhou 曹州 (China)

1953: IndonesiaBishop Heinrich Leven, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Isole della Piccola Sonda (Indonesia)

1951: Papua New GuineaBishop Stephen Anthony Appelhans, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

1945: Papua New GuineaBishop Joseph Lörks, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Central New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

1944: Papua New GuineaBishop Franz Wolf, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

1942: PhilippinesBishop William Finnemann, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Mindoro (Philippines)

1941: ChinaBishop Georg Weig (維昌祿), S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Qingdao 青島 (China)

1940: ChinaBishop Hermann Schoppelrey (史赫曼), S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Xinyangzhou 信陽州 (China)

1939: ChinaBishop Augustin Henninghaus (韓寧鎬), S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Yanzhoufu 兖州府 (China)

1932: IndonesiaBishop Arnoldo Verstraelen, S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda (Indonesia)

1903: ChinaBishop John Baptist von Anzer (安治泰), S.V.D., Vicar Apostolic of Southern Shantung 山東南境 (China)

Other Former Prelates (17)

>2008: ParaguayMr. Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of San Pedro (Paraguay)

1986: ChinaFr. Antonio Pott, S.V.D., Bishop emeritus of Xinyang 信陽 (China)

1969: ChinaFr. Hyeronimus Haberstroh, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Xining 西寧 (China)

1969: ChinaFr. Ferdinando Loy (卢裴德), S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Xinjiang 新疆 (China)

1963: Congo-KinshasaFr. Jean Van der Heyden, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Kenge (Congo-Kinshasa)

1961: IndonesiaFr. Uberto Hermens, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Denpasar (Indonesia)

1951: ChinaFr. Thomas Megan (米干), S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Xinxiang 新鄉 (China)

1951: JapanFr. Anton Ceska (アントン・テェスカ), S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Niigata 新潟 (Japan)

>1951: PhilippinesFr. Henry Ederle, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Mindoro (Philippines)

>1948: Papua New GuineaFr. Guglielmo van Baar, S.V.D., Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Eastern New Guinea (Papua New Guinea)

1947: IndiaFr. Pietro Janser, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Indore (India)

1945: JapanFr. Josef Reiners (ヨゼフ・ライネルス), S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Nagoya 名古屋 (Japan)

1934: ChinaFr. Georg Fröwis (法樂維), S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic emeritus of Xinyangzhou 信陽州 (China)

>1922: Papua New GuineaFr. Andrea Puff, S.V.D., Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Papua New Guinea)

1921: IndonesiaFr. Pietro Noyen, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Isole della Piccola Sonda (Indonesia)

1919: Papua New GuineaFr. Everardo Limbrock, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land (Papua New Guinea)

1914: TogoFr. Nicola Schoenig, S.V.D., Prefect Apostolic of Togo (Togo)


as of 2017.11.01

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