Salesians elect new Mission Councillor

Fr Guillermo Basañes

Fr Guillermo Basañes

GUWAHATI — Fr Guillermo Basañes, former Regional Councillor for Africa – Madagascar, is elected Councillor for the Missions . “With this team and this coach, you can not say no. I accept,” said Fr Basañes accepting the mandate of GC27.

Born October 19, 1965 in Washington, United States, Fr Basañes made his novitiate in La Plata, Argentina, his first vows January 31, 1986 and perpetual vows November 24, 1991 in Buenos Aires, and was ordained priest on 12 August 1995.

A member of Preparatory Commission for GC26, he was elected Councillor for the Africa-Madagascar Region in 2008.

In 2009 he was appointed Member of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “The Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace.”

Fr Basañes succeeds Fr Václav Klement erstwhile Mission Councillor.

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