RMG - Joan Lluís Playà i Morera New World Delegate for the Salesian Family

10 May 2020

(ANS - Rome) During the Good Night on Friday 8 May at the end of the General Council session, the Rector Major, Fr Angel Fernandez Artime, announced the appointment of Fr Joan Lluís Playà as the New World Delegate for the Salesian Family.

Born in Terrassa (Barcelona) in 1947, a past pupil of the Salesian House at Terrassa, he joined the Salesians in 1966 and was ordained a priest in 1977.

He has studied pedagogy, adult formation, pastoral and spiritual theology and completed a degree in moral theology at the Faculty of Theology in Barcelona.

1969-1972. Member of the community council at Sant Vicenç dels Horts and Girona, formator of the aspirants and teacher at Girona.

1975-1981. In charge of studies for the youngsters at the school and of pastoral ministry, as well as teacher and formator of the aspirants. He animated a Catholic community on the outskirts, at Terrassa (Barcelona).

1981-1982. Assistant to the novices at Terrassa (Barcelona).

1982-1988 Member of the Provincial Council (Barcelona).

1988-1994. Rector of the community, teacher, and in charge of the work in Andorra.

1994-2000. Rector of the community, teacher and in charge of the Work at Sarrià, Barcelona, and from 1997 to 2000 a Provincial Councillor (Barcelona).

2000-2006. Provincial Councillor (Barcelona).

2000-2003 Vice provincial. In charge of schools

2003-2006 Formation Delegate

From 2006  to 2014 he was at Andorra and Rocafort, Barcelona. Provincial Councillor, Youth Ministry Delegate. Also, from 2007-2010 he served as Rector of the community, teacher, person in charge of the work and Provincial Delegate for Communications.

2011-2015.  Regional Assistant to the VDB

2014-2015 Provincial Council (SMX). Councillor and Delegate for the Salesian Family.

He was called to headquarters in Rome by the Rector Major, from 2015 to 2020, as the Central Assistant of the VDB and CDB. He was also secretary of the Mediterranean Region.
Together with his new responsibility, he will continue as the Central Assistant of the VDB and CDB. The Rector Major expressed his gratitude for the service provided by Fr Eusebio Muñoz, who has been the World Delegate for the Salesian Family in the Congregation from 2014 until today.


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