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Br. Emili Turú elected member of the Executive Committee of USG

10/12/2009: General House

The Union of Superior Generals (USG), gathered in ordinary Assembly from 25 to 27 November, has elected an Executive Council for a period of three years. Fr. Pascual Chávez Villanueva, Superior General of the Salesians was re-elected as President, and Fr. Josep Maria Abella Batlle, Superior General of the Clarentian Missionaries, was elected Vice-President.

The Council consists of 10 members elected in accordance with the different forms of Consecrated Life. For the Canons Regular, Fr. Thomas Handgrätinger (Premonstratention Canons Regular) and Fr. Adolfo Nicolás (Company of Jesus) were elected; for clerical religious, Fr. Mario Aldegani (Murialdo Josephines), and Fr. Javier Alvarez-Ossorio (Congregations of the SS. Hearts - Picpus), Fr. Rino Benzoni (Xaverians) and Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho (Dehonians); for religious Brothers, Br. Emili Turú (Marist Brothers) was elected; for monastics, Fr. Bruno Marín ( Sublacense Benedictines); for the mendicant orders, Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo (Order of Friars Minor or Franciscans); finally, for Societies of Apostolic Life, Fr. Kieran O’Rielly (Society of African Missions).

The USG, whose purpose is “to promote the life and mission of the various Institutes at the service of the Church, by means of a more efficient collaboration among themselves and a more fruitful contact with the Holy See and the Hierarchy”, is formed of the Superior Generals of more than 200 congregations of men.

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