RMG - New Uruguayan Provincial appointed

13 June 2017

(ANS - Rome) – Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians, with the consent of his council, appointed Fr Alfonso Bauer as Provincial of Uruguay's "San Giuseppe" Province for the six-year period between 2018-2023.

Fr Bauer was born on July 23, 1968, in Montevideo, where he did his novitiate between 1987 and 1988; he made perpetual vows on January 31, 1994, and was ordained a priest on November 16, 1996.

The various positions he has held over the years include being Director of Sarandí del Yi and the Theologate of Montevideo; since 2010, he has been Director of Villa Colón, in the nation's capital.

For the URU Inspectorate he has held the positions of Delegate for Youth Pastoral (2004-2007), Vocations (2004-2009) and Formation (2008-2009), and since 2012 he is Vicar Provincial.

Fr Bauer will succeed Fr Nestor Castell.


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