New General Council OFMCAP

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New General Council OFMCAP

Three days ago, September 3, the General Chapter elected the General Minister of the Order in the person of Br. Roberto Genuin. According to the schedule, today was the day to elect his Council, made up of representatives of the various geographical areas. As our Constitutions state, “the responsibility of the councilors is to assist the general minister in the governance of the whole order.” (125, 7)

Ten General Councilors were elected, one more than at the General Chapter of 2012, in order to provide a second Councilor for Africa.

Here is the list of the elected General Councilors, in order of election:

Norbert Auberlin Solondrazana

Norbert Auberlin Solondrazana

Province of Madagascar
b. 1968, t. prof. 1990

Languages: French, English, Italian


Francesco Neri

Francesco Neri

Province of Puglia (Italy)
b. 1959, t. prof. 1987

Languages: Italian, English, German


Carlos Silva

Carlos Silva

Province of São Paulo (Brazil)
b. 1962, t. prof. 1988

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish


Kilian Ngitir

Kilian Ngitir

Custody of Cameroon
b. 1967, t. prof. 1991

Languages: English, French, Italian


Piotr Stasiński

Piotr Stasiński

Province of Warsaw (Poland)
b. 1957, t. prof. 1978

Languages: Polish, Italian


Pio Murat

Pio Murat

Province of France – reelected
b. 1959, t. prof. 1981

Languages: French, Turkish, Greek, Italian, English


John Baptist Palliparambil

John Baptist Palliparambil

Province of St. Francis, Kerala (India)
b. 1962, t. prof. 1984

Languages: Malayalam, English, Italian


Victorius Dwiardy

Victorius Dwiardy

Province of Pontianak (Indonesia) – reelected
b. 1968, t. prof. 1990

Languages: Indonesian, English, Dutch, Italian


José Ángel Torres Rivera

José Ángel Torres Rivera

Custody of Puerto Rico (USA)
b. 1972, t. prof. 1997

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian


Celestino Arias

Celestino Arias

Province of New York and New England (USA)
b. 1968, t. prof. 1992

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese