Spain - Installation of new Provincial of "St James Major" Province
Madrid, Spain - April 2020 - On 16 April the inauguration ceremony of Fr Fernando García as the new Provincial of the Salesian Province "St James Major" (SSM) took place. The celebration was chaired by Fr Juan Carlos Pérez Godoy, former SSM Provincial, and current Councilor for the Mediterranean Region. Fr Fernando García was born in Madrid in 1974, was until now a member of the Provincial Council and Coordinator of the Salesian Schools of the SSM Province. He made his first religious profession in Arévalo on August 16, 1993, and was ordained a priest in Madrid - Paseo de Extremadura on June 19, 2004. The new Provincial graduated in Philosophy and Letters from the Pontifical University of Salamanca and achieved a Baccalaureate in Theology at the Salesian Pontifical University of Rome, where he also did Youth Ministry studies.