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Joseph Vianney Fernando, Sri Lankan bishop. Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1966.

Background

Fernando, Joseph Vianney was born on August 6, 1942 in Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka. Son of Marius and Catherine (Perera) Fernando.

Education

Bachelor, University Sri Lanka, Peradeniya, 1973. Licence in canon law, St. Paul's University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1977. Master Canon Law, St. Paul's University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1977.

Career

Priest, 1966; vicar general Diocese of Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1973-1983, bishop Sri Lanka, since 1983. Visiting lecturer National Seminary, Ampitaya, Kandy, 1978-1983. National director Social and Economic Development Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1980-1983.

Chairman Joseph Vaz Secretariat, Kandy, since 1983. Chairman National Commission ofr Justice, Peace and Human Development, Bishops' Conference, 1986-1991, chairman National Commission for Sems., Clergy, Religious and Secular Institutes, 1992-1994. President Catholic Bishops' Conference in Sri Lanka, 1995.

Achievements

  • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1966.

Connections

father:
Marius Fernando

mother:
Catherine (Perera) Fernando