Ángel Fernández  Artime was born August 21, 1960 in Luanco-Gozon, Asturias, Spain; he made his  first profession on September 3, 1978, the perpetual vows on June 17, 1984, in  Santiago de Compostela, and 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, and from 2000-2006,  he was the Provincial Superior.

After being part  of the Preparatory committee which has prepared 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, today Pope  Francis.
  On December 23, 2013 , he was appointed Superior of the new Province of  Mediterranean Spain, dedicated to "Mary Help of Christians." But  before he can take on this new role, last March 25, 2014, he was elected by the  General Chapter 27 as the new Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation and the  10th Successor of Don Bosco.

Charter of the Charismatic Identity of the Salesian Family of Don Bosco, Art. 45)


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 Vicar of the Rector Major: Fr. Francesco Cereda


 Councillor for Formation: Fr. Ivo Coelho


 Councillor for Youth Ministry: Fr. Fabio Attard


 Councillor for Social Communication: Fr. Filiberto González Plasencia


 Councillor for the Missions: Fr. Guillermo Basañes


 General Economer: Sig. Jean Paul Muller


 Regional for Africa-Madagascar: Fr. Américo Raúl Chaquisse


 Regional for America South Cone: Fr. Natale Vitali


 Regional for East Asia Oceania: Fr. Václav Klement


 Regional for Asia South: Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga


 Regional for Centre & North Europe: Fr. Tadeusz Rozmus


 Regional for Interamerica: Fr. Timothy Ploch


 Regional for Mediterranea: Fr. Stefano Martoglio


 General Secretary: Fr. Stefano Vanoli 

The team:

Secretary: Horacio López, Antonino Zingale