Father Raymond J. de Souza was ordained a Catholic priest on 20 July 2002 for the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario.
He serves as the pastor of Holy Cross Church in Kemptville, Ontario.
In addition to his priestly ministry, Father de Souza teaches at Queen’s in the Department of Economics, is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.
He is a Senior Fellow at Cardus, Canada’s leading Christian think tank, and serves on the board of directors of Catholic Christian Outreach and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. In 2014 he was appointed Chair of the Advisory Council to the Office of Religious Freedom in the Canadian foreign affairs department, and from 2011 to 2014 he served as a consultant to the religious liberty committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.