OCEANIA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA - New Rector of Good Shepherd inter-diocesan Seminary in Mount Hagen

Thursday, 28 April 2005

Vatican City (Fides Service) - Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples has appointed 25 February 2005, Rector of Good Shepherd Seminary in the archdiocese of Mount Hagen (Papua New Guinea), Fr. Zdzislaw Z. Kruczek, CSMA (Congregation of St Michael Archangel).
The new rector was born on 9 January 1945 in Poland. He studied philosophy and theology at the Przemysl Institute of Theology. He was ordained a priest on 23 July 1973. He has a Masters in theology from the Catholic University of Lublin (1976). In 1977 he went to work in Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea. While there he followed a correspondence course in Ancient and Modern History offered by Armidale University (Australia) 1982/84. From 1989-1991 he studied for a Licentiate in Missiology and Doctorate in Theology at the Warsaw Theology Academy. He continued his studies in Church History and Church’s Social Teaching (1992/93). At the beginning of 1994 he returned to Papua New Guinea to work on the staff at Good Shepherd. He has published numerous books and articles and is a member of four academies. (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 28/4/2005; Righe 14; Parole 184)