New Society Leadership Team Elected, May 14th 2022
The following announcement is from the President of
the Society Chapter, May 14th 2022.
The Chapter delegates have completed their discernment
and elections for leadership.
Fr Richard Filima has been elected
as the new Society Leader.
Fr Sean Cremin has been elected
as the Assistant Leader.
Fr Patrick Esekon and Fr Raphael Mwenda were elected to
Fr Richard Filima, is the New Society Leader.
Richard Tombari Filima is from Bodo, Rivers State, in
Nigeria. He is the eldest of six children. He joined St Patrick's Missionary
Society in 1997 for initial formation in Nigeria, then studied Philosophy in
South Africa. He studied Theology at Tangaza College in Nairobi, Kenya, and did
an extended pastoral year in Brazil. He was ordained on 26th January 2008 and
his first appointment was to Mato Grosso in Brazil. He then did postgraduate
education for formation in Dublin and Cork, Ireland, and went to KwaPatrick,
South Africa, as Director of Formation.
He was appointed to promotion work in Great Britain in
2020, later becoming the Director of Promotion based in East Molesey. He
attended the Chapter as the elected delegate from the District of Southern