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Fr. Javier Alvarez CM elected new Vicar General

In liturgy, July 9 is a Memorial of  Saint Martyrs of China. For the delegates  of  General Assembly it was another day of  important elections.  On the plenary morning session First Assistant General was elected. As it happened yesterday, the results were obvious at about 11:00 a.m. in Paris (5:00 a.m. in New York) .  The new Vicar General of the Congregation of the Mission was proclaimed Fr. Francisco Javier Álvarez Munguía CM from the Spanish Province of  Madrid.

Watch Fr. Javier’s reaction to election

Presently he is Director General of  Daughters of  Charity. He holds this position since 2004.  Today’s election Fr. Javier accpeted with  gratitute for Confreres who put their confidence on him. He expressed this in his first words after election: “I have asked the Lord, that this moment has not come. But it has come and I humbly  accept this mission, which General Assembly entrusted to me.”

Fr. Francsco Javier Álvarez Munguía CM was born on March 20, 1954 in Spain.  He entered Congregation of the Mission in the Spanish Province of Madrid on September 11, 1973.   Ordained priest on November 8, 1982.  Since 2004 he holds the function of  Director General of Daughters of Charity.

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