Fr Tadeusz Itrych was born in Miastko (Poland) on 23 October 1968. He entered the novitiate of Swobnica in 1987. He made his first religious vows on 22 August 1988, and perpetual vows on July 27, 1995. He then did two years of post-novitiate in Rumia. He studied Philosophy in Kutno and Kraków, and then Theology in Ląd, on the Warta, and was ordained a priest - also in Ląd - on May 29, 1999.
He worked in the Salesian school of Bydgoszcz (1999-2004), and studied "Education Management". In the years 2004-2006, he was the Economer of the "St Joseph" house in Szczecin, and then director and parish priest in Słupsk (2006-2012). He was Economer of the "St John Bosco" house in Piła from 2012 to 2014, and director and parish priest of the "St Mark" parish in Bydgoszcz from 2014 to 2020.
Fr Roland Mintsa was born in Libreville (Gabon) on December 27, 1969. He did his novitiate between 1994 and 1995 at the Don Bosco house in Akodessewa (Lomé, Togo) where he made his first profession on September 8, 1995. After studying Philosophy and completing his internship, he made his perpetual vows on 29 June 2002 in Yaoundé. He was ordained a priest on 9 July 2005 in Ebolowa.
From 2005 to 2008, Fr Roland was Vicar and then parish priest of Mary Help of Christians in Mimboman III (Yaoundé). From 2008 to 2010, he was Vicar in the community of the Theologate of St Augustine, also in Yaoundé. From 2010 to 2012, he was Vicar and subsequently parish priest of the Parish of Mary Help of Christians in Bata, in Equatorial Guinea. From 1 September 2012, he was Director of the Salesian Community of Libreville-Mikolongo (Gabon) and parish priest of the Mary Help of Christians parish in Libreville. He also held the Provincial Delegate role of the Salesian Family.
Fr Roland Mintsa now succeeds Fr Alphonse Owoudou who, during the GC28, was elected Councilor for the Africa-Madagascar Region.