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June 24, 2024

Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú Re-Elected as Superior General of the Dehonians

Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú Re-Elected as Superior General of the Dehonians

On June 21, Fr. Carlos Luis Suárez Codorniú, SCJ, was elected to a second six-year term as superior general of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians). The election took place during the first week of the XXV General Chapter in Rome.
 
Fr. Carlos was born on September 2, 1965 in Las Palmas (Spain). He joined the Dehonians in 1984 and was ordained in 1990. He studied philosophy and theology in Salamanca (Spain) and in Caracas (Venezuela). Fr. Carlos has a license in Biblical Sciences from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome) and a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, 2002).

He served briefly in India, but for most of his religious life, Venezuela has been his home.
 
Prior to his election to his first term in 2018, he served in Caracas (Venezuela), where he taught Sacred Scripture. He was also Rector of the Institute of Theology for Religious (ITER) and Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University Andrés Bello (UCAB), as well as a member of the regional council of Venezuela.

Fr. Carlos is pictued above during a visit to Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

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