Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On May 20, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Donthireddy Raja, of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) as Rector of the "Saint Paul" regional preparatory seminary in the diocese of Vijayawada (India).
The new Rector was born on August 1, 1973, made his religious profession on May 24, 1994 and was ordained a priest on December 27, 2003.
After his ordination he was administrator of the Salesian community (2004-2008) and assistant parish priest (2004). He holds a Masters in Counseling from Kristu Jyoti College in Bangalore (2008-2010). He was Vice Rector and Animator of the Formation Centers (2010-2020). He is currently a Councilor in Ramanthapur. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 30/7/2021)