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Leadership Team

The Rector Major as head of the Salesians together with the members of the General Council assist and animate the day -to- day governing and functioning of the various Salesian provinces across the world.

RECTOR MAJOR

Rector Major

RECTOR MAJOR

Fr. Ángel Fernández Artime was born on August 21, 1960 in Luanco-Gozon, Asturias, Spain. He 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. From 2000-2006, he was the Provincial Superior.

After being part of the Preparatory committee for 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 [now Pope Francis].

On March 25, 2014, he was elected by the 27th General Chapter as the Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation and the 10th Successor of Don Bosco. He was re-elected for a second term in 2020.

General Council

Fr. Fernández Artime Ángel - Rector Major
Fr.Fernández Artime Ángel
Rector Major
Fr. Martoglio Stefano - Vicar of the Rector Major
Fr. Martoglio Stefano
Vicar of the Rector Major
Fr.Coelho Ivo - Councillor for Formation
Fr.Coelho Ivo
Councillor for Formation
Fr.Garcia Miguel Angel - Councillor for Youth Ministry
Fr.Garcia Miguel Angel
Councillor for Youth Ministry
Fr.Santos Gildasio - Councillor for Social Communication
Fr.Santos Gildasio
Councillor for Social Communication
Fr.Maravilla Alfred - Councillor for the Missions
Fr.Maravilla Alfred
Councillor for the Missions
Bro.Jean Paul Muller - Economer General
Bro.Jean Paul Muller
Economer General
Fr.Owoudou Alphonse - Regional Councillor for Africa Madagascar
Fr.Owoudou Alphonse
Regional Councillor for Africa Madagascar
Fr. Romero Gabriel - Regional Councillor for America South Cone
Fr. Romero Gabriel
Regional Councillor for America South Cone
Fr. Phouoc Joseph - Councillor for East Asia Oceania
Fr.Phouoc Joseph
Councillor for East Asia Oceania
Fr. Pulianmackal Biju Michael - Regional Councillor for South Asia
Fr.Pulianmackal Biju Michael
Regional Councillor for South Asia
Fr.Jachimowicz Roman - Regional Councillor for Europe North
Fr.Jachimowicz Roman
Regional Councillor for Europe North
Fr.Orozco Hugo - Regional Councillor Inter America
Fr.Orozco Hugo
Regional Councillor Inter America
Fr. Peres Juan Carlos - Regional Councillor for Mediterranean
Fr.Peres Juan Carlos
Regional Councillor for Mediterranean

Regional Councillor for South Asia

Fr.BIJU MICHAEL PULIANMACKAL - General Councillor for South Asia Region

Fr.BIJU MICHAEL PULIANMACKAL - General Councillor for South Asia Region


The General Chapter 28 of the Society of St. Francis de Sales / Salesians of Don Bosco, gathered at Valdocco, Turin, Italy in March 2020 elected Father Biju Michael Pulianmackal of the Salesian Province of Guwahati, India [ING], as the Don Bosco General Councillor for South Asia Region for 2020-2026.

Born on 19 March 1970 in Kerala, Father Biju Michael completed his novitiate in Shillong, making his first profession on 20 March 1988; his final profession, on 24 May 1996, and was ordained priest on 5 January 1999. He has a Doctorate in Moral Theology from the Lateran University (Accademia Alfonsiana) in Rome and three Master and Baccalaureate Degrees in English Literature, Philosophy and Theology. He also has Post Graduate Diplomas in Bioethics, and Human Resource Development. He was President of the Jerusalem Campus of the Salesian Pontifical University from 2011 to 2017 in Israel. At his election he was one of the Provincial Councillors of the Salesian Province of Guwahati, and Registrar of the Assam Don Bosco University in Guwahati, India.

He is an internationally published author of books and scholarly articles. He has already 20 books to his credit, some of which have been published in as many as 21 world languages. He has also won international awards for his audio-visual documentary productions.

Salesian Provincial conference for south asia(SPCSA) - Salesian Provincials

Fr.Albert Johnson - Secretary, SPCSA
Fr.Albert Johnson
Secretary, SPCSA
Fr.Mathew (Joyce) Thonkkuzhiyil - Provincial, Bangalore
Fr.Mathew (Joyce) Thonkkuzhiyil
Provincial, Bangalore
Fr.Jose Kochamkunnel - Provincial, Chennai
Fr.Jose Kochamkunnel
Provincial, Chennai
Fr.Jose Kuruvachira - Provincial, Dimapur
Fr.Jose Kuruvachira
Provincial, Dimapur
Fr.Januarius Sangma - Provincial, Guwahati
Fr.Januarius Sangma
Provincial, Guwahati
Fr.Vijaya Bhaskar Thathireddy - Provincial, Hyderabad
Fr.Vijaya Bhaskar Thathireddy
Provincial, Hyderabad
Fr.Joseph Pauria - Provincial, Kolkata
Fr.Joseph Pauria
Provincial, Kolkata
Fr.Savio Silveira - Provincial, Mumbai
Fr.Savio Silveira
Provincial, Mumbai
Fr.Jose Mathew Koorappallil - Provincial, New Delhi
Fr.Jose Mathew Koorappallil
Provincial, New Delhi
Fr.Felix Fernandes - Provincial, Panjim
Fr.Felix Fernandes
Provincial, Panjim
Fr.Paul Olphindro Lyngkot - Provincial, Shillong
Fr.Paul Olphindro Lyngkot
Provincial, Shillong
Fr.Agilan Sarprasadam - Provincial, Tiruchy
Fr.Agilan Sarprasadam
Provincial, Tiruchy
Fr.Joseph Almeida - Provincial, Sri Lanka
Fr.Joseph Almeida
Provincial, Sri Lanka