Shillong: Fr Angel Artime Fernandez Sdb, the Major Superior of the Salesians Of Don Bosco congregation who is announced by the Chief Minister as the State Guest arrived in the city this evening at 7pm.
He is accompanied by his Secretary Fr. Horazzio SDB. Fr Angel who was elected by the Salesian General Chapter 27 as the Rector Major of the Salesians on May 24, 2014, became the 10th successor of Don Bosco and the first Spaniard and third non-Italian to become Rector Major in Salesian history. He was also Provincial Superior of León, Spain, Southern Argentina and was preparing to take possession of Sevilla Province when he was elected Rector Major.
He was welcomed by Fr Michael Makri, the Director of Don Bosco Media at Guwahati Airport, while Fr Paul O Lyngkot the Provincial together with provincial Council Members accompanied the Rector Major from Tripura. The Rector Major is in the city to meet the Confreres, the Salesian Family Members and specifically the youth. A youth gathering will be held on the 29th October at St. Anthony’s HR Sec.. school premises at 4pm in which the Rector Major will Interact with thousands of youth from across the State.