The Capitular friars of the Province of England have elected fr Martin Robindra Ganeri as their new Prior Provincial. The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador has confirmed the election and fr Martin has in turn accepted the election. He succeeds fr John Farrell who has just completed a second term.
Born in 1965, fr Martin made his first profession in the Order in 1994 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1999. He studied Classics and Oriental Studies. He had his Masters from Cambridge and his PhD from Oxford.
Fr Martin lectures in World Religions at Blackfriars, focusing on Catholic approaches to other religions, and also lectures at Heythrop College, University of London. In addition, he is the Director of the Centre for Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue at Heythrop. He is also involved in promoting Hindu-Christian dialogue and is a member of the Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Other Faiths.
Until his election, fr Martin was the Vice-Regent of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.

(06 April 2016)