General Directorate Schoenstatt Fathers. Photo: Beltrán Gómez; Schoenstatt.Org

Schöenstatt Fathers Elect as Their Superior General the Secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life

Pope Francis will receive them in audience on September 1.

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(ZENIT News / Rome, 22.08.2022).- The 6th  General Chapter of the Schöenstatt Fathers’ Secular Institute, meeting since August 3, 2022, elected the Community’s new General Directorate for the next six years. They will take possession of their offices immediately and are: 

Father Alexandre Awi Mello (Brazil) [Superior General]

Father Ignacio Camacho (Chile) [First Counsellor]

Father Francisco da Cruz Sobral (Portugal) [General Manager of the Free Communities]

Father Joy Puthussery (India) [Counsellor]

Father Arkadiusz Sosna (Poland) [Counsellor]


The new Superior General, Father, who has been the Secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life since 2017, will continue in his present post over the next few months. 

From the Original Shrine of the Thrice Admirable Mother of Schöenstatt, we thank all the Schöenstatt Family and friends of the Movement who support us with their closeness and prayer. 

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