On November 6th, 2016 the Master of the Order fr Bruno Cador appointed fr Jean-Ariel Bauza-Salinas as the new Secretary General of the Order. He is a son of the Province of Toulouse and he succeeds fr Franklin Buitrago Rojas.
Fr Jean-Ariel was born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1969. After the studies in Art History and Modern Literature, he entered the novitiate and made his first profession in the Order in 1995. He studied Philosophy and Theology in Bordeaux, Salamanca (Pontifical University) and Toulouse (Institut Catholique). He was ordained to the priesthood in 2001.
He has been the Provincial Secretary of the Province of Toulouse (2006-2015) and the Provincial Religious Assistant for the Dominican Lay Fraternities since 2014.
For ten years, he was in the Penitential Ministry at the Institut Bergoni in Bordeaux while teaching Sacramental Theology and Liturgy at the Seminary of Bordeaux, at Bayonne et d'Ars, at the Studium of the friars in Bordeaux and in various religious communities.
He has been a member of the Francophone Liturgical Commission of the Order, Chaplain of the Artists of the Diocese of Bordeaux (2013) and Chaplain of the Order of Malta (2015).