Posted On 2019-08-28 In Covenant Life

New leadership for the International Federation of Priests


On Thursday, 22 August 2019, the feast of the Queenship of Mary, the International Schoenstatt Federation of Priests chose new leadership when Father Alejandro Blanco (La Plata/Argentina) was elected General Secretary. Other members of the International Secretariat are Father Hubert Vonlanthen (Switzerland) and Father Benno Riether (Germany). —

Rector Egon M. Zillekens, who had represented the Community in the General Presidency for ten years, did not stand for election.

For some years now, the Federation of Priests’ international leadership has been deliberately called the Secretariat and its leader, the Secretary General.

What Rector Egon M. Zillekens wrote to the members of the General Presidency also is certainly valid for many other Schoenstatters: ” Many thanks for all the accompaniment, prayers, congratulations, gifts, and above all, for the participation in the celebration of our International Foundation this August 20th, one hundred years after the day of our birth.

Original: German, 24.08.2019. Translation: Melissa Peña Jenknegt, Elgin, TX, USA





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