The General Chapter of the Spiritans, meeting in Bagamoyo, Tanzania since 3 October, has elected as General Assistant, on 20 October 2021, Fr. Jude Nnorom. Fr. Jude Nnorom is a member of the province of Nigeria SE, on Mission in South Africa, where he is Superior of the Spiritan Group.
Fr. Jude Nnorom was born in Nigeria in 1968. He made his Perpetual Profession in 1993, and was ordained priest in 1994.
He began his missionary life in South Africa as parish priest, vocations promoter, director of the Postulancy (2002-2004) and Master of Novices (2003-2004). He was appointed Superior of the South Africa Group in 2004, exercising this responsibility until 2010. He was Coordinator of ‘Peace building Religions for Peace (2012-2013), and was appointed to be in charge of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Service and Inter Religious Dialogue of the Spiritans in Rome (2015-2018). He returned to South Africa where he was appointed Group Superior, a position he still holds until his election today.
Welcomed by the Chapter Assembly, Fr. Jude will have the task, within the General Council, of collaborating with Fr. Alain Mayama in the animation of some 2500 Spiritan Missionaries working in more than 60 countries in five continents. The Council will also welcome and animate the thousands of lay people who share Spiritan Spirituality and Mission.