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Parish priest in California to lead Church in Tuvalu

June 05, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Eliseo Napiere, MSP, as superior of the mission in Funafati, Tuvalu.

Born in 1965 and ordained to the priesthood in 1991, Msgr. Napiere is a Philippine missionary priest who has ministered in Taiwan (2007-2016) and in the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, first as a parochial vicar and, since 2018, as pastor of St. James the Less Catholic Church in Perris.

Tuvalu, a Polynesian nation of 12,000 (map), is 95% Christian, with only 110 Catholics and one parish.

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