Fr. Valdir José De Castro Appointed Bishop


Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Valdir José De Castro as Bishop of the diocese of Campo Limpo in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Fr. Valdir, the Society of St. Paul’s first Bishop, served as Superior General of the Institute from 2015 to 2022.

We make our own the words of Fr. Dominic Soliman, current Superior General of the SSP: “We are certain that Fr. Valdir will carry out his new pastoral commitment with his customary style of listening, attention to others and communion, and that he will do it with the Pauline spirit transmitted to us by our Founder, Blessed James Alberione.”

We offer our sincere best wishes to Fr. Valdir and ask the Lord to grant him a fruitful ministry.