Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 27 March 2015 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed rev. Fr. Godwin Michael Viegas, SVD (Society of the Divine Word) as Rector of the "Khrist Premalaya Regional Philosophate" inter-diocesan Seminary in Bhopal.
The new Rector was born on July 8, 1966 in Cordel, Mangalore. He entered the Divine Word Seminary in Pune in 1992, and was ordained a priest on 28 April 1998 in Mangalore. He studied at the University of Karnataka, in Dharwad; the Madurai Kamaraj University and Madras University. Since his ordination he has served several roles: assistant pastor, assistant to the master of novices, attorney, teacher and vice rector of Khrist Premalaya Regional Philosophate. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 16/07/2015)