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Fr. Peter Sam Cao Nguyen
Secretary General AFS (ad finem sexenium)

Our new Secretary General Peter Sam Cao Nguyen hails originally from Thu Duc, Vietnam. He entered the Novitiate in Bay St. Louis (USA) on September 1, 1981, a year later he professed his first vows. On September 21, 1985 he pronounced his perpetual vows. He was ordained a priest on March 15, 1986.

Peter Sam, as he is commonly known, was first assigned to the Province of PAR. Later he joined the team of SVDs working in the Region of KOR. During the 16th and 17th General Chapter Peter Sam was the Assistant Secretary. He speaks English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean.

Assignments and Responsibilities:

  • 1987-1990 : Assistant Pastor - PAR
  • 1990-1993 : Prefect of Theologate - PAR
  • 1993-1996 : Language Studies & Migrant Ministry - KOR
  • 1997-2003 : Studies (Ph.D. Pastoral Theology)
  • 2003-2005 : Language Studies & Migrant Ministry - KOR
  • 2005-2008 : Vice Superior Regional KOR
  • 2005-2015 : Professor (Pastoral Theology) & Migrant Ministry - VIE and KOR
  • 2014-2015 : Vice Superior Regional KOR

Welcome Fr. Peter Sam and good luck in your new responsibility.