The Jesuits in Timor Leste welcome a new priest.


The Society of Jesus in Timor Leste is blessed with another pastor on the ordination of Fr. Albino Ribeiro Gonçalves, SJ a priest on the 28th of June 2018, in the municipality of Liquiça.   The occasion was graced by the presence of the Jesuits and local clergy, families and friends of Albino, students and staff of Jesuit schools, partners of the Jesuits in various apostolates as well as local authorities and parishioners of Liquiça. A beaming crowd of two thousand attended the ceremony held in the grounds of the parish church. The ordination rite was officiated by Dom Norbeto do Amaral, DD of the Diocese of Maliana.

Fr. Albino was born on 14th of June 1982 in Pissu Craic, Lauhata, Bazartete, Liquiça. He belongs to a large family of 14 siblings.   He joined the Society of Jesus on the 22nd of April 2005. He finished his philosophy degree from Ateneo de Manila University, in the Philippines and finished his Theological studies in Faculdade Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia, Belo Horzonte, Brazil. He received his diaconal ordination in the same school in 2017.

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