New Rector and Vice-Rector appointed to the English College in Valladolid

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The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have appointed Fr John Pardo as rector of the English College in Valladolid.

Fr Pardo, from the diocese of Gibraltar, is currently vice-rector at the College and he succeeds Mgr Michael Kujacz.

Fr Darren Reid, parish priest of Our Lady of Sorrows and St Francis, Armthorpe, Doncaster, will become vice-rector of the English College in Valladolid. Fr Reid was previously pastoral director at Ushaw College in Durham.

The appointments will come into effect at the start of the academic year in September. The Royal College of St. Alban, Valladolid, was founded in 1589 for the training of Catholic priests for England and Wales. Candidates for the Priesthood live in a community environment and are exposed to spiritual-human formation, during their propaedeutic year. This training prepares them for seminary formation and roots their faith in Jesus Christ.

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