OUR RECTOR MAJOR

Rector-Major
FR.FERNANDEZ ARTIME ANGEL SDB
OUR RECTOR MAJOR

Rev. Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime was born 21 August 1960 in Luanco-Gozon, Asturias, Spain; he became a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco on 3 September 1978, and was ordained a priest on 4 July 1987 in León. He earned a degree in Pastoral Theology and a Licentiate in Philosophy and Pedagogy. He was the Provincial Superior of León from 2000 to 2006. After being part of the Preparatory Committee which prepared the 26th General Chapter of the Salesian Society 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 23 December 2013, he was appointed Superior of the new Province of Mediterranean Spain. But before he could take on that new role, on 25 March 2014 he was elected by the General Chapter 27 as the Rector Major of the Salesian Society and the 10thSuccessor of Don Bosco.

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