Father Reginaldo Andrietta, Former Chaplain of the International YCW, Was Appointed Bishop by Pope Francis
A Recognition of his Commitment with the Working Youth
Pope Francis named José Reginaldo Andrietta bishop of Jales, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His appointment as bishop was announced on Wednesday 21st October.
Reginaldo Andrietta was born in Pirassununga (Sao Paulo) in 1957 and ordained a priest in 1983. He has known the YCW since his time at the seminary and has dedicated his life to young workers ever since. He was chaplain of the Brazil YCW in the 1980s, of the Americas YCW from 1991 to 1995, and of the International YCW from 2000 to 2006.
He holds a master's degree in catechesis from the Institut international Lumen Vitae in Brussels, Belgium, and a licentiate in pastoral theology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
He started the process of extension of the YCW in Argentina and the United States and is currently pastor of the “Sao Judas Tadeu” parish in Americana (Sao Paulo), where he is working to establish the YCW.
The International YCW is delighted over this appointment. Reginaldo’s contribution, or rather Mgr Reginaldo Andrietta’s contribution to the International YCW was most valuable over all his years as a chaplain. He provided moral and spiritual support to many generations of YCW members and national movements throughout the world, in particular in Africa and the Americas, following in the footsteps of Mgr Joseph Cardijn and contributing to the rich history of the movement.
We will never forget Reginaldo’s vitality to develop the YCW methodology (See-Judge-Act) and the Review of Life and Worker Action. We are convinced that his contribution to the church as a bishop will be huge.
In his new function, he will be able to continue voicing the young workers’ aspirations within the church and society.
The International YCW is joining those who know Reginaldo Andrietta’s life and commitment to the young workers to congratulate him with all our hearts and wish him all the best in this new stage in his life.