EUROPE/ITALY - Claretian Missionaries: the new Superior General is Indian

Monday, 7 September 2015

Rome (Agenzia Fides) – On 5 September 2015, the General Chapter elected Fr. Mathew Vattamattam CMF, as the 13th Superior General of the Congregation of the Claretian. Fr. Mathew Vattamattam was born on 30th May, 1959 in Kalathoor, in the Indian state of Kerala and ordained a priest on May 30, 1986. In 2003 he was elected as General consultor and Prefect of Formation and reelected in 2009 for the same office. The XXV General Chapter began on August 24, bringing together representatives of more than 2,000 Claretians present in 20 provinces and 13 delegations from around the world to discuss the theme "Called to evangelize. Witnesses and messengers of the joy of the Gospel". (SL) (Agenzia Fides 07/09/2015)