Auxiliary Bishop Mgr. Dr. Everard de Jong (the Netherlands) was born on June 4, 1958 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. He was educated as an electric technician. After his priestly formation he studied philosophy in Rome for two years and then for three years specialized in philosophy of science in Washington DC in the US. He graduated with a dissertation on Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and his Aristotelian methodological background in heuristics and argumentation, in comparison with his scientific discoveries and empirical-mathematical method.
Currently he is responsible for the diocese of Roermond. On behalf of the Dutch Bishops’ Conference he is responsible for the catholic pastoral care in prisons, hospitals and nursing homes, as well for the pastoral care of university students. He teaches philosophy at several seminaries and at the theological institute of the diocese.