International Councilors

Rev. Fr. Donald D'Souza

Councillor for Asia

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Bishop’s House

P. O. BOX 70, Hazrathganj

Lucknow

226001 (UP.)

India

Rev. Dr. Donald H. R. De Souza is a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Lucknow. Born in 1952 in Karnataka, he did his High School from St. Aloysius College in Mangalore. He was ordained a Catholic Priest on October 8, 1978 for the Diocese of Lucknow in the federal State of Uttar Pradesh in North India.

Besides his priestly studies, he has got a Masters (M. A.) degree in Political Science, a Licentiate in Sacred Liturgy and a Doctorate in Liturgical Theology from the Pontifical University Urbaniana in Rome.

He has been in Parishes, Schools and Seminaries working for the overall benefit of the people irrespective of any consideration of caste, creed or status of the people of North India.

He is a Visiting Professor in several seminaries lecturing in Liturgy, Sacraments and Theology both at the graduate and Post-Graduate levels. He has been for many years in the ministry of training of future Catholic priests. He was the Dy. Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) with its headquarters in New Delhi for 7 years. He was also the past National President of the Indian Liturgical Association (ILA) for 5 years.

At present he is the Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Lucknow, Director of NAVINTHA – Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Director of the Social Communications Commission of the Diocese, besides being the Spokesperson of the Catholic Diocese of Lucknow. He is the National President of the Apostolic Union of Clergy (AUC) and also the International Vice President and the Councillor for Asia of the same International Federation. He is also the Editor of CATHOLIC LIFE, the monthly newsletter of the Catholic Diocese of Lucknow.

Fr. Rafael Indave

Councillor for America

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Phone: 00 58 412 6248 916 / 00 58 258 5821 311

"Mauricio Pérez Lazo" House

s / n, (Parish House), siding

Municipality Anzoategui, Cojedes State

Venezuela

Rafael Archangel Indave Campos was born in Carora, Lara State, Venezuela in 1965 and was ordained a Catholic Priest on August 15, 1992.  He studied at Università della Santa Croce in Rome from 1995-1997, specializing in Canon Law.

Since August 11, 2010, he has served as the Pastor of St. Clare of Assisi in the Diocese of San Carlos (Cojedes State-Venezuela).

He is currently serving AUC as International Counciillor for Amierca (since October 24, 2012) and President of AUC Venezuela (since January 31, 2012).

Fr. Jean Claude Messanh Kombede

Councillor for Africa

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Phone: 00228 9462115

B.P. 74, Vogan

Togo

Jean-Claude Messanh Kombede was born in 1961.  After the high school education he joined in the Minor Seminary and in 1983 entered in the Major Seminary of Jean-Paul II de Lomé. He was ordained on 22nd of December 1990 for the diocese of Lomé.  In 1994 when the diocese of Aného was erected, he joined in the presbyterium of the new Diocese.  As a priest he has served from 1990-1994 in the Parish of Marie Reine de Bè (Vicar); 1994-1996 he was physically unwell; 1996-2001 Served as the Vice Rector of the Marian Shrine of Togoville; 2001-2007 again as the Vicar of the Parish of Sacré cœur d’Adjido and from 2007 he is the archivist and the Librarian of the diocese of Aného.

In 2007 he was nominated as the National Referent of the AUC in Togo.  In 2010 he was nominated as the Secretary of AUC in Africa.  Later in May 2012 He was elected as the national President of AUC in Togo and in October 2012 during the general assembly, held in Rome, He was elected as the International Councillor for Africa.

Fr. Jeannot Gillen

Councillor for Europe

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Phone: 00352507042

31 Rue J.B. Gillardin B.P. 4735- Pétange

Lussemburgo

Don Jeannot Gillen was born March 5, 1964 in Esch-sur-Alzette in the diocese of Luxembourg and was baptized on March 15, 1964 in the St. Joseph Church, Esch, confirmed in 1973 in the parish church of St. Henry, he entered in the seminary of Luxembourg in 1983, did theological studies in Trier and Paris, he was ordained deacon and priest on January 28, 1989 and July 8, 1989 respectively.

From 1989 to 1991 he served as the vicar of the community of Mersch .

From 1991 to 1995 he did the licentiate and doctorate in biblical theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he came to know about the Apostolic Union of the Clergy.

Back in the diocese, he worked as a co-ordinator of the biblical ministry. For 4 years  was the Parish Priest Niederdonven and the assistant responsible for the pastoral ministry of eastern region.

He was also responsible for a number of years for the specialized pastoral care for mentally challenged and handicapped people.

A few years he was a member of the group of intercultural exegesis "Gospel and Culture ", has participated in conferences and wrote the reports.

From 1999 to 2007, he was the parish priest of the community of Junglinster and from 2007 onwards he is the Pastor at Pétange Rodange and Lamadelaine .

During these years he is also the national president of AUC, Luxembourg and has participated in AUC conferences of Germany and France.

In the International General Assembly of 2012 in Rome, he was elected as the International Councillor for Europe.

He also has a twin brother who is a priest in the same diocese.

Diacono Roberto Tarazona

Councillor

Roberto Tarazona Ponte was born in Callao, Peru, where he was raised in a family that taught him the faith of the Catholic Church. He studied medicine at the 'National University of San Marcos, where he graduated as Medical surgeon. He then received a Masters in Bioethics and Public Health, working among the ‘Ashaninka’ natives, serving in the jungles of Central Peru, then in the most impoverished areas of Lima and Callao. 17 years ago, the Lord called him to integrate himself in Caritas Peru, where he worked in the management of Social Development and in the Office of Pastoral Care Consultation, working with Bishop Hugo Garaycoa, Bishop Emeritus of Tacna and Moquegua. On July 25, 2010, on the feast of St. James the Apostle, Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos, Bishop of the Diocese of Callao, ordained him as a Permanent Deacon. In December of the same year, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him a member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.  Currently, Mons. Giuseppe Magrin, International President of the Apostolic Union of Clergy (AUC) has appointed him as an International Councillor, in which role he hopes to grow in love for the Church and in the fraternal service of his brethren of the clergy and ordained ministers.

International Councilors - Alternates

Rev. Fr. Juan de Dios Rojas

Alternate Councillor for America

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Parroquia Santa Rosa del Callao

Av. Marco Polo 248

Callao 1

Peru

Mons. Mansour Labaki

Alternate Councillor for Asia

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Amicale Du Clergé

Rue Du Patriarcat Armén.

Imm. Mansour Zakhour No. 59

Antélias

Lebanon

Rev. Fr. Tomasz Rusiecki

Alternate Councillor for Europe

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Ul. Jana Pawla Ii, 7

Kielce

25-025

Poland

Fr. Feliciano Palanga

Alternate Councillor for Africa

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Phone: 00244272233663

Ave. Gov. Continho 11

C.P. 670 Benguela

Angola