Fr Kevin O'Neill
Fr Kevin O'Neill from Geelong, Victoria in Australia was elected as Superior General of the Missionary Society of St Columban at the Columban General Assembly in Los Angeles on Thursday, 20 September, 2012.
Fr Kevin was born in Geelong on 23 November, 1962 and is one of six children, including a twin brother, Peter, who is also a Columban Priest. His parents, John and Ruth, reside in Geelong.
He was educated at Our Lady's, Manifold Heights and St Joseph's CBC, Newtown and studied chemical engineering at RMIT before entering St Columbans Seminary, Turramurra, NSW in 1984. He was ordained in 1992 by Bishop Peter Connors at Manifold Heights.
Fr Kevin has worked in Taiwan and Ireland, and is currently working in China. In his new appointment he will reside in Hong Kong where the Columban headquarters are situated.
For more information see: http://www.columban.org.au