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2/1/2013 - Mexico - Appointment of the Provincial of MEM

(ANS – Mexico City) – Yesterday, 1st January 2013, the appointment of Fr Gabino Hernandez Paleta, 47 years, was declared as new Superior of the Province "Our Lady of Guadalupe" in Mexico-México (MEM).

The Rector Major with the approval of the General Council, has appointed Fr Hernández Paleta as Provincial for the six-year period 2013-2018, a service of animation and of government that in the light of the Salesian Constitutions and "with the help of his Council, animates the religious life and apostolic activity of the Provincial community" (art. 161).

Don Hernández Paleta was born on February 19th, 1965 in Cuautlancingo, Mexico. He did the novitiate in Coacalco and made the first profession as a Salesian in 1986. He developed his pastoral ministry as Novice Master, Rector and Provincial Councillor. Prior to appointment as Provincial he was appointed Provincial Economer.

The new Provincial succeeds Fr Miguel Aguilar Medina, who will take up his new post as Rector of the Regional Centre for Salesian Brothers (CRESCO), in Guatemala.

The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for next January 24th, the Feast of St. Francis de Sales.

Published 02/01/2013

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