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Renato Nahuel Bettini, priest and student of the licentiate degree in Biblical Theology, passed away.

Born in Vila María (Córdoba-Argentina), he was 29 years old and was the vicar of the towns of Peralta and Funes in Navarra.

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17 | 10 | 2022

On Sunday, October 16, Renato Nahuel Bettini (1993-2022), a student of School of Theology, died in a traffic accident. Ordained deacon in June 2021 and priest in June 2022, he was studying the licentiate degree in Biblical Theology. He was 29 years old and was the vicar of Peralta and Funes.

Renato was born in the town of Vila María (Córdoba - Argentina). Member of the Neocatechumenal Way, he studied his programs of study in the seminar room Redemptoris Mater of Pamplona. 

His professors Vicente Balaguer, Juan Chapa and Diego Pérez-Gondar have remembered him with the following words:

"Renato started his programs of study of licentiate degree in Biblical Theology (equivalent to Master's Degree) in the 2020-21 academic year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic he joined the face-to-face classes late. He became popular among his classmates because of his online attendance . It was customary to receive his greeting from Argentina at the beginning of the classes at 10:00 a.m., peninsular time, when for him it was 4:00 a.m. in the morning. In this way he showed his interest in his training. During these years he prepared himself for ordination to the priesthood. An important milestone was his ordination as a deacon and the beginning of his ministry in the diocese of Pamplona, closely linked to the communities of the Neocatechumenal Way. 

Last June he was ordained a priest and began his work as vicar of the parishes of Funes and Peralta. He combined this work with the completion of his work End of Master's Degree on the oral tradition related to the parable of the "lost sheep". In love with Scripture and the Holy Land, he was looking forward to participating in an intensive course on Biblical Archaeology in April 2023, which was foreseen in the curriculum of programs of study of the School. 

We join in the grief of his relatives and that of his companions and faithful of his parishes, the communities of the Neocatechumenal Way and especially the grief of D. Francisco, Archbishop of Pamplona, and we pray for his soul".