Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Holy Father, Pope Francis, on 24 February 2014, appointed as Ecclesiastic Superior of the Missio sui iuris of Funafuti, in Tuvalu (Pacific Islands) Father Reynaldo B. Getalado, a member of the Mission Society of the Philippines (M.S.P.), presently a missionary in the diocese of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea.
Father Reynaldo B. Getalado, M.S.P, was born on 5 August 1959 in Muntinlupa City, Philippines. He obtained a degree in Science (zoology) at the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines; a BA in Philosophy and Theology at the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City (Philippines). He was ordained a priest on 4 August 1988. Since his ordination he has served as follows: 1988 - 1999: Missionary in the diocese of Daru-Kiung, Papua New Guinea; 2000- 2003: Missionary in Auckland, New Zealand; 2003 - 2004: Assistant Parish Priest in Mandaluyong City, Philippines; since 2005 he has been a missionary in the diocese of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 25/2/2014)