Fr. John Paul Herman SVD was appointed the Director of SEDOS in June 2022. He was born in India (27.06.1962) and is a member of the Congregation of Divine Word Society. He has been an active missionary in various parts of India and then specialized in Communication. Since then, he has been working and teaching in the field of print, electronic and digital journalism. He has been working as the director of Mass Media Commission for 10 years (2000-2010). He was also working for the conference of India for the commission of social communications in Northern India, Madhya Pradesh Regions and Jaipur diocese in Rajasthan state (20000-2022). He also headed the Communication Center of the SVD society in Indore for six years (2014-2020) and taught in various seminaries. He holds two doctoral degrees; one in Hindi Literature from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (India, 1995-1997) and another in Communication from Pontifical Salesian University, Rome (2010-2014)


  1. Bachelor Of Arts: The University Of Indore, 1981-83
  2. Bachelor Of Philosophy: Jnana Deepa Vidypeeth, 1984-86
  3. Bachelor Of Theology: Jnana Deepa Vidypeeth, 1987-90
  4. Diploma In Journalism And Editing (Hindi): 1991
  5. Diploma In Story Writing (Hindi): 1991
  6. Master Of Arts (Hindi) : Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, 1992-93
  7. Doctor Of Philosophy (Hindi):  Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, 1998
  8. Diploma In Communications: New Delhi, 1997
  9. Post Graduate Diploma In Mass Communication: Guru Jambheswar University, Hisar, 2005
  10. Master Of Mass Communication: Guru Jambheswar University Of Science And Technology, 2006
  11. Doctorate In Social Communication: Salesian Pontifical University, Rome 2014


  • Produced 19 Audio Cassettes On Christian Songs
  • Written Dance Dramas, Street Plays, Short Stories, Articles In Newspapers And Magazines.
  • Chief Editor Of “Divya Vani” For 4 Years (1994-1997)
  • Director Of Media Commission For Archdiocese Of Delhi (2000-2010)
  • Regional Secretary Of Social Communications For Cbci (2000-2010)
  • President Of Signis Northern Region (2007-2010)
  • National Secretary Of The Signis India (2008-2010)
  • Produced 84 Episodes Of “Yeshu” (Stories Of The Childhood Of Jesus) For A Commercial Tv Channel
  • Produced 13 Episodes Of ‘yesu Ke Sath Chale (Religious Programmes) For Ahimsa Tv And 3 For Jain T.V.
  • Produced T.V Programmes For National And Other Channels (Short Films And Documentaries) 
  • Chief Editor Of Monthly Hindi Magazine Of Delhi Archdiocese “Dilli Vani” (2002-2010) 
  • Translation From English To Hindi And From Hindi To English
  • Heading A Street Play Team Called “Awaaz” (Training And Performance)
  • Media Education And Media Awareness Seminars, Workshops In Schools, Churches, Seminaries And Other Institutions. Presently
  • Elected As Screening Committee Member For Signis Asia  In Thailand (2009-2013).
  • Director, Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra Indore (2014-2020)
  • Director, Commission For Communication, Ecumenism And Interreligious Dialogue

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