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Fr Ángel Fernández Artime confirmed Rector Major

11 March 2020

(Rome, March 11, 2020) - The 28th General Chapter of the Salesian Congregation has renewed the mandate of Rector Major to the standing RM, namely Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, for 2020-2026. The election was decided at the first round of voting.

Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, 59, was born on 21 August 1960 in Gozón-Luanco, Asturias, Spain; he made his first profession on 3 September 1978, his perpetual vows on 17 June 1984 in Santiago de Compostela, and was ordained priest on 4 July 1987 in León.

Originally from León Province, he has been Youth Ministry Delegate, Rector of the school at Ourense, member of the Council and Vice Provincial and, from 2000 to 2006, Provincial of León.

He has a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology and a Licence in Philosophy and Pedagogy.

He was a member of the technical commission that prepared the General Chapter 26. In 2009, he was appointed Provincial of South Argentina, and thanks to this position he also got to know and collaborate personally with the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, card. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, today Pope Francis.

On 23 December 2013, he was appointed Provincial of the new province of Mary Help of Christians in Spain, an office he couldn’t take on, since the 27th General Chapter had elected him as tenth Successor of Don Bosco. It was 25 March 2014.

 

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INTERVIEWS

  • Italy – Director of Don Bosco House Museum: "It will be a house where you can find faith, spirituality, art, culture"

    (ANS - Turin) - Stefania De Vita is the Director of the “Casa Don Bosco” Museum of Valdocco in Turin, which will be inaugurated on 4 October 2020, an event configured as a milestone of historical importance for the Salesian Congregation. Below, she talks about the project's origins and the steps taken in the last three years.

EVENTS

  • Guatemala – Meeting of Central Commission of Salesian Schools of America

    (ANS - Guatemala City) - From 17 to 19 September 2020, with a duration of 3 hours a day, the meeting of the Central animation team of the Salesian Schools of America (ESA, in Spanish) took place virtually.

SPECIAL REPORTS

  • Vatican – "'Come and see' (Jn 1:46). Communicating by meeting people how and where they are"

    (ANS - Vatican City) - The Holy See Press Office has communicated the theme of the Holy Father's Message for the 55th World Social Communications Day, which will be celebrated in May 2021: “'Come and see' (Jn 1, 46). Communicating by meeting people how and where they are.”

MESSAGES OF THE RECTOR MAJOR

  • Fearless, YOUNG PROPHETS

    We are united by one mission: "the salvation of many souls, beginning with our own", as our beloved father Don Bosco used to say.

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