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.
Vicar of the Rector Major
Councillor for Formation
Councillor for Youth Ministry
Councillor for Social Communication
Councillor for the Missions
Regional Councillor for Africa-Madagascar
Regional Councillor for America South Cone
Regional Councillor for East Asia – Oceania
Regional Councillor for South Asia
Regional Councillor for Central & North Europe
Regional Councillor for Interamerica
Regional Councillor for The Mediterranean