The Master of the Order, fr Bruno Cador has appointed fr Xabier Gmez Garca as the Regional Promoter of Justice and Peace for Europe. He is a son of the Province of Hispania. He will be working in close collaboration with fr Mike Deeb, the General Promoter for Justice and Peace in the Order.
Fr. Xabier was born in 1970 in Azkoitia, Spain. He was ordained a priest in 1994 for the Diocese of San Sebastian where he ministered in parishes and with disadvantaged groups. He entered the Order in 2003, making his first profession in Salamanca a year later. He studied Theology at Facultad de San Esteban, Salamanca, Masters in Counselling and Family Mediation at Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca and Intercultural Social Mediation at Universidad Autnoma de Madrid.
His first assignment was at the Convent of Santo Tomas (El Olivar) in Madrid, where he served as parochial vicar and at the provincial level, he was a Counsellor and Promoter of Youths and Vocations.
At the moment it is assigned to the Convent of Nuestra Seora de Atocha, where he is an assistant priest, pastoral coordinator of the Colegio Virgen de Atocha-FESD and Promoter of the Jubilee for the province.
He is also engaged in the provincial project of dialogue with contemporary artists. He is committed to the cause of migrants and the denunciation of trafficking. He is currently coordinating the Observatorio de Derechos Humanos-Samba Martine, the Human Rights project of the Dominican family in Spain.

(14 April 2016)