An Argentinean succeeds
an Englishman as the head of the Dominican Order
Carlos Alfonso AZPIROZ COSTA
from 102 countries, who are gathered in Providence (RI) for the
General Chapter of the Dominican Order, a Catholic religious Order,
have elected their 87th Master since the foundation of the Order
in 1215 by saint Dominic de Guzman.
Rev. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP, from Buenos Aires (Argentina),
was elected Saturday, July 14th, by 127 delegates representing over
6, 000 brothers in the Dominican Order worldwide. He succeeds to
Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, a native of London, who was the first
English Master of the Order. Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa is only the
second non-European Master General to serve in the Order's 787 years
new Master is 44 years old and is a specialist in Canon Law. He
will serve the Order for a nine year term.
delegates of this international Order, to which famous saints, such
as Thomas Aquinas, Albert the Great and Catherine of Siena belonged
to, will continue to reflect on their current mission in the world
and its future, through August 8th , at Providence College (RI),
the only college or university operated in the United-States under
the auspices of the Dominican Friars.
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