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Fr. José Antunes da Silva, SVD:
PhD in Systematic Theology

Fr. José Antunes, current member of the General Council, marked another important step in his missionary life and theological formation. On June 5, 2013 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Catholic University in Lisbon. His doctoral thesis is "Prophetic Dialogue - Identity and Mission of the Society of the Divine Word according to the XV General Chapter (2000)."

The examing panel, chaired by Professor Tolentino Mendonça, awarded Fr. Antunes ‘Summa cum laude’. Fr. Superior General Heinz Kulueke, SVD confreres, SSpS Sisters, family and friends were present to give their moral support. Our congratulations and best wishes for Fr. Doctor José Antunes, SVD.