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The Rector Major and the General Council

Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime Rector Major

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

A native of the Province of Leon, he earned a degree in Pastoral Theology and a Licentiate in Philosophy and Pedagogy.

He was a Provincial Delegate for Youth Ministry, Director of the School of Ourense, a member of the Provincial Council and the Provincial Vicar, and from 2000-2006, he was the Provincial Superior.

After being part of the Preparatory committee of the 26th General Chapter in 2009, he was appointed the Provincial Superior of South Argentina, based in Buenos Aires. In this capacity he also got to know and work personally with the  then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, today Pope Francis.

On December 23, 2013, he was appointed Superior of the new Province of Mediterranean Spain, dedicated to “Mary Help of Christians.” But  before he would take on this new role, last March 25, 2014, he was elected by the General Chapter 27 as the new Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation and the 10th Successor of Don Bosco.

Fr. Stefano Martoglio

Vicar of the Rector Major

Fr. Ivo Coelho

Councillor for Formation

Fr. García Miguel Ángel

Councillor for Youth Ministry

Fr. Santos Gildasio

Councillor for Social Communication

Fr. Maravilla Alfredo

Councillor for the Missions

Bro. Jean Paul Muller

Economer General

Fr. Owoudou Alphonse

Regional Councillor for Africa-Madagascar

Fr. Gabriel Romero

Regional Councillor for America South Cone

Fr. Joseph Phuoc

Regional Councillor for East Asia – Oceania

Fr. Pulianmackal Biju

Regional Councillor for South Asia

Fr. Jachimowicz Roman

Regional Councillor for Central & North Europe

Fr. Hugo Orozco

Regional Councillor for Interamerica

Fr. Juan Carlos Péres

Regional Councillor for The Mediterranean

Fr. Stefano Vanoli

Secretary General