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Pio Estepa, SVD

Visiting SVD Scholar in Residence

Pio Estepa, SVD

Pio Estapa, SVD was ordained a priest in 1978. He has a master degree in philosophy (Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City, Philippines), a diploma in social communication and a doctorate in the social sciences (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy).


As a Divine Word Missionary, he worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo (1980-84), Mexico (1995-99), Fiji and Australia (2000-03). More recently he served as secretary general (2003-06), then as mission secretary (2007-12) of his religious congregation. Fr Estepa is currently member of Anthropos International and a consultant of the Pontifical Council of Culture.