On October 18, 2022, Fr General Arturo Sosa, SJ appointed Fr Joseph Pham Tuan Nghia, SJ as the new Provincial of St. Francis Xavier Province of the Society of Jesus in Vietnam. Fr Nghia was born August 8, 1973 in Saigon, Vietnam. He entered the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Thu Duc in 1996. He took his first vows in 1998 and completed his philosophical studies in 2000 at St. Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate. From 2000-2004 he pursued his theological studies at Loyola School of Theology and obtained a master degree in spirituality and retreat directing in the Ateneo de Manila University in Manila, Philippines. He served as an assistant to the director of the Candidacy House during his 2-year regency. After he was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 2006, he was sent to Rome where he pursued the SSL at the Pontifical Biblical Institute from 2006-2010.