EUROPE/ITALY - Second term for Fr. Manuel J. Cortés Soriano: to guide the Marianists

Monday, 16 July 2012

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The delegates of the 34th General Chapter of the Society of Mary (Marianists), currently in progress in Rome (see Fides 02/07/2012), elected Manuel J. Cortés Soriano for a second term as Superior General. According to information which Fides received, Fr. Manuel was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1945, and entered the novitiate of the Society of Mary in 1961. On 12 September 1962, he professed his first vows. He was ordained on March 24, 1974 in Fribourg, Switzerland. In his over forty years as a Marianist, Fr. Manuel has held several roles: Superior of a community, school chaplain, Master of Novices, pastor. Furthermore, he was the Provincial of the former Province of Zaragoza from 1989 to 1997. Fr. Manuel got a degree in Physical Sciences and in Theology. He is the author of numerous books. The conclusion of the Chapter is scheduled for July 22. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 16/7/2012)