Don Chavez

Pascual Chávez Villanueva (Don Chávez in the Salesian Tradition) is a Mexican Catholic Salesian priest and the current Rector Major of the Salesian Congregation since April 3, 2002. He became the 9th successor of Don Bosco in the governance of the second biggest male Catholic order. Don Chávez is also the second Latin American priest to become Rector Major (the first was Fr Juan Edmundo Vechhi of Argentina).

During the 26th Salesian General Chapter celebrated in Rome between February and April 2008, he was confirmed for a second term as Rector Major. Don Chávez was born in Real de Catorce - San Luis Potosí, Mexico on December 20, 1947. During his time as RM he has visited almost all the Salesian Provinces around the world.

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  1. ANS: Fr Chávez becomes a fellow citizen of Don Bosco, Turin, November 16, 2009. Link retrieved on 11.18.2009.