Sons of Divine Providence (F.D.P./P.O.D.P.)


Also known as: Figli della Divina Provvidenza (Orionini) (Italiano) / Piccola Opera della Divina Provvidenza (Italiano) / Małe Dzieło Boskiej Opatrzności (Orioniści) (polski) / Pequena Obra da Divina Providência (Português) / 奧廖內會 (正體中文) / Fratrum Opus Divinæ Providentiæ (latine) / Parvum opus Divinæ Providentiæ (latine)

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

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

Statistics: 181 houses, 919 members (620 priests) (2020)

Address: Via Etruria 6, 00183 Roma, Italy


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Superior General:BrazilFr. Tarcísio Gregório Vieira, F.D.P. (58)Fr. Tarcísio Gregório Vieira, F.D.P. (58) (2016.05.25 – ...)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Flavio Peloso, F.D.P. (2004.07.16 – 2016.05.25)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Giuseppe Simionato, F.D.P. (1992 – 2004.07.16)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Giuseppe Masiero, F.D.P. (1987 – 1991)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Ignacio Terzi, F.D.P. (1975 – 1987)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Giuseppe Zambarbieri, F.D.P. (1963 – 1975)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Carlo Mario Pensa, F.D.P. (1946 – 1962.10.05)
Superior General:ItalyVenerable Fr. Carlo Sterpi, F.D.P. (1940 – 1946)
Superior General:ItalySaint Fr. Luigi Orione, F.D.P. (1903 – 1940.03.12)
Founder:ItalySaint Fr. Luigi Orione, F.D.P. (1903)

Living Bishops (3 Bishops)

Cote d’IvoireBishop Raymond Ahoua, F.D.P. (62)Bishop Raymond Ahoua, F.D.P. (62), Bishop of Grand-Bassam (Cote d’Ivoire)

ItalyBishop Giovanni D’Ercole, F.D.P. (74)Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole, F.D.P. (74), Bishop emeritus of Ascoli Piceno (Italy)

ArgentinaBishop Adolfo Armando Uriona, F.D.P. (67)Bishop Adolfo Armando Uriona, F.D.P. (67), Bishop of Río Cuarto (Argentina)

Other Present Prelates (1)

ItalyFr. Alessandro Belano, F.D.P.Fr. Alessandro Belano, F.D.P., Technical Secretary of Pontifical Biblical Commission

Saints (1 saint, 3 blesseds)

1940: ItalySaint Luigi Orione, priest

1942: GermanyBlessed Franciszek Drzewiecki, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Ricardo Gil Barcelón, priest and martyr

1936: SpainBlessed Antonio Isidoro Arrué Peiró, layperson and martyr

Deceased Bishops (1 Archbishop, 6 Bishops)

2021: BrazilBishop Aloísio Hilário de Pinho, F.D.P., Bishop of Jataí (Brazil)

2020: BrazilBishop Enemésio Ângelo Lazzaris, F.D.P., Bishop of Balsas (Brazil)

2019: ItalyBishop Andrea Gemma, F.D.P., Bishop of Isernia–Venafro (Italy)

2017: ArgentinaBishop Miguel Mykycej, F.D.P., Bishop of Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires of the Ukrainians (Argentina)

2002: BrazilBishop José Carlos dos Santos, F.D.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Luziânia (Brazil)

1997: PolandArchbishop Bronisław Dabrowski, F.D.P., Auxiliary Bishop of Warszawa (Poland)

1981: BrazilBishop Cornélio Chizzini, F.D.P., Bishop of Tocantinópolis (Brazil)

Other Former Prelates (1)

>1978: ItalyFr. Diego Lorenzi, F.D.P., Private Secretary of the Pope

as of 2022.07.21

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