The Comboni Missionaries (Verona Fathers) in the United Kingdom and Ireland wish to announce that Father Martin Devenish mccj completed his term of Office as Provincial at the end of the year and that Father Alberto Pelucchi mccj has been elected in his place. We take the opportunity of thanking Father Martin for his unstinting service and dedication during his time in Office, and wish him every blessing for his future ministry.

Father Alberto, who hails from Northern Italy, is not new to these Isles as he undertook his theological studies in London and served as a young priest in the Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians in Rickmansworth. He left for our Missions in Kenya where he worked for many years among the semi-nomadic Pokot peoples in the west of the country. After returning to his home Province, Father Alberto was elected Provincial of Italy and went on to serve on the General Council of the Order for a six-year term from 2009 until 2015. He was then assigned to this Province and appointed to pastoral ministry in the Parish of St. Joseph’s in Roehampton. We wish him the choicest of the Lord’s blessings as he takes up his new role of leadership of the Comboni Missionaries (Verona Fathers) in the United Kingdom and Ireland over the coming years.

The Comboni Missionaries are an international religious Order, serving the missionary endeavour of the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Members live in Community and practice the Religious Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.

Our activities in Ireland largely consist of visiting Catholic Parishes to appeal for funds to support our work among the more marginalized in the South of our world, including the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Republic of Congo.

Contact us

Rev. Rubén Padilla Rocha mccj,
Comboni Missionaries,
8, Clontarf Road,
Dublin 3

Tel: 01 833 0051
E-mail: combonimission@eircom.net


The Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic religious and missionary Order founded by Bishop Daniel Comboni in Verona (Italy) in 1867, specifically to serve the missionary endeavour of the Catholic Church.