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Fr. Adilso Luiz Balen is the Provincial Superior of the Scalabrinian Province of St. John the Baptist (Western Canada and United States, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador) and Director of SIMN.

Fr. Adilso worked his first years as a priest serving migrants in Vancouver, Canada (1991-1997). Thereafter he served in formation programs in Mexico (1998-2006) and in Los Angeles, California (2006-2008).

On January 6, 2009 he was appointed Provincial Superior of the Province of St. John the Baptist which covers the Midwest and West Coast of Canada and the United States, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Fr. Adilso obtained a Baccalaureate in Philosophy from Pontifical Catholic University of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, and a Baccalaureate in Theology from the Theological Institute of Sao Paulo and Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome, Italy.