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Redemptorists elect new leaders in Paraguay

Redemptorists in Paraguay have elected new leaders to oversee the vice province’s transition into a full-fledged independent province within the worldwide Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. The establishment of the Province of Paraguay will officially be celebrated next month.

Father Vicente Soria Fleitas, 39, has been chosen the first provincial of the new province. Father Osvaldo Duarte will serve as vice provincial.

Other members of the provincial council include Father Francisco Cano from the former Vice Province of Pilar, Father Ronaldo Ocampos from Bella Vista, and Father Alejo Insfran also from the Vice Province of Pilar.

Redemptorists from the Baltimore Province first founded missions in Paraguay more than 80 years ago. Vocations to the Redemptorists have since flourished in the country, and today most of the Redemptorists in the new province are native-born.

Please join us in praying for our confreres in Paraguay as they start this new chapter in Redemptorist history, and continue our misson to preach God’s love to the poor and most spiritually abandoned.