On 19 September, 2023, the first Provincial Chapter of the new Province of St. Charles Lwanga elected Br. Gabriel Samba, OP, as its first Prior Provincial. After confirmation by the Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Br. Gabriel accepted this responsibility on 20 September, 2023.
On September 3, 2023, the Vice-Provincial Chapter of the Vice-Province of St. Catherine of Siena of Ecuador elected Br. Armando Villalta Alfonso Salazar, OP, as its new Prior Vice-Provincial. After confirmation by the Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Br. Armando accepted this responsibility on September 5, 2023.
On September 3, 2023, the Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, appointed Br. Fernando Delgado Flórez, OP, as his Socius for Latin America and the Caribbean. Br. Fernando is from the Vice-Province of Bolivia and succeeds br. Juan Manuel Hernández Hernández, OP, who has been appointed Socius for Fraternal Life and Formation.
On September 3, 2023 the Master of the Order, Br Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP has instituted Br Juan Manuel Hernández Hernández, OP as his Socius for Fraternal Life and Formation.
On 8 September 2023, the Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, appointed Br. Cristóbal Torres Iglesias, OP, son of the Province of St. Martin de Porres in the USA, as General Promoter for the Laity. Br. Cristóbal succeeding Br. Juan Ubaldo López Salamanca, OP, son of the Province of St. Louis Bertrand in Colombia.
On 15 August 2023, fr. Gerard Timoner, Master of the Order and Grand Chancellor of the École Biblique, has appointed fr. Olivier Poquillon, op, next Director of the École Biblique in Jerusalem. On 1 October, he will succeed fr. Jean Jacques Pérennès, who is coming to the end of his second term.
On 23 July, 2023, the capitulars of the Provincial Chapter of St. Augustine Province, West Africa, re-elected Brother Bertrand Akpagbè, OP, as Provincial. On 24 July, After confirmation by Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP he accepted the office in humility to be at the service of the brothers for another four years. Br. Bertrand is…
On 5 June 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Br. Louis Stephen Morrone, OP was elected Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Albert the Great.
The 2023 edition of the Constitutions of the Dominican Friars has been published. The new official Latin edition, formally entitled Liber Constitutionum et Ordinationum Fratrum Ordinis Prædicatorum (Book of Constitutions and Ordinations of the Friars of the Order of Preachers), but known more commonly simply as “LCO”, contains all the changes made up to and including the General Chapter of Tultentango (Mexico)…
The friars of the Ibn-e-Mariam Vice Province of Pakistan, elected Br. Pascal Paulus, OP, as their new Prior Vice Provincial on 27 February 2023, during the Elective Chapter (26 February to 4 March 2023) held at Ibn-e-Mariam House of Studies, Pak Arab, Lahore. With the confirmation of the Master of the Order, Br. Gerard Francisco Timoner III, OP, Br. Pascal accepted this responsibility on the same day with a sense of gratitude and a spirit of service.