Former refugee named provincial of Australian Jesuits

Fr Quyen Vu SJ (Australian Jesuits)

Fr Quyen Vu SJ has been appointed to succeed Fr Brian McCoy SJ as the next provincial of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. Source: Australian Jesuits.

Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Jesuits, made the appointment, which was announced on Friday.

Fr Dominic Vu Kim Quyen was born in Saigon and came as a refugee with his family to Australia. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1994 and was ordained in 2004. He took final vows in 2014. His early tertiary studies were in science, theology and education.

He has been serving in Cambodia since 2015 and is currently secretary for primary and secondary education of the Jesuit Mission in Cambodia and director of Xavier Jesuit School Sisophon.

He previously served in Timor Leste and completed post-graduate studies in education in Boston in 2009-11.

Fr Quyen will assume this new role on January 1, 2021.

Fr McCoy said: “Let us pray for him in his new appointment and for the people of Cambodia whom he has been serving. Let us welcome his return and the gifts he brings us.”


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