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Father Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen, OFMConv

Father Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen, OFM Conv, is the new Secretary General of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), as well as Director of the International Center for Missionary Animation (CIAM). 

Conventual Franciscan Friar of Vietnamese nationality, he was appointed by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and on 1 May 2021 begins his service at the Pontifical Mission Societies, for a-five-year period.

Fr. Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen is born in 1970 in Qui Nhon (Vietnam), priest of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, Fr. Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen is a member of the religious province of Warsaw (Poland). 

He holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the Tula State Technical University (1994, Russia). 

After entering the Order of Friars Minor Conventual for formation, he obtained a Baccalaureate in Theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure in Urbe (Seraphicum) in 2001, year in which he made his solemn profession in the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, and a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2003, the year in which he was ordained a priest, in Rome. 

In 2006, he obtained a Doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

He is Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Divinity, Catholic Theological College (Melbourne, Australia), where he taught from 2006 to 2011.

He was President-Dean of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure, from 2016 to 2021 and vice-dean of the same Faculty from 2013 to 2016. 

He is the founding Director of Franciscan Institute for Asian Theological Studies - FIATS, established in 2015 at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St Bonaventure.

Since 2016, he is professor of Exegesis and Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St Bonaventure and is an invited professor at the Pontifical Urbaniana University and at the Pontifical Gregorian University. 

He is a member of the Scientific Committee of AVEPRO (the Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties), appointed by Pope Francis for the five-year period 2018-2023.

He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles and is fluent in seven languages.