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Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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New General Superior of our Society

On July 4, 2018, the capitulars of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) gathered at the Centro Ad Gentes in Nemi, Italy, for the 18th General Chapter, elected Fr. PAULUS BUDI KLEDEN, SVD as the 12th Superior General of the Society of the Divine Word.

Fr. Budi Kleden was born in Indonesia in 1965. He joined the Society of the Divine Word in 1985. He made his first profession of vows in 1987, then the perpetual vows in 1992. He was ordained a priest in 1993. He studied theology in San Gabriel (Austria). He was first assigned to Switzerland (1993 – 1996), then in the formation house in Ledalero (Indonesia). He was member of the Provincial Council in the ENDE Province (Indonesia), from 2005 – 2008. In 2012, he was elected as General Councillor. He continues in that capacity until he assumes the office of the Superior General in few months.

New General Superior in the middle, with two former superiors
New General Superior in the middle, with two former superiors


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The Church of God in our days needs the deeds of truly holy and not mediocre men. St. Arnold Janssen