General Chapter 2016 in Kleve/Germany
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General Chapter 2016 in Kleve/Germany

The General Chapter of the Alexian Brotherhood took place from 7 to 13 May. Brothers from Ireland, England, the USA, the Philippines, Hungary and Germany met at the Catholic training and conference centre of Wasserburg in Rindern/Kleve to discuss issues concerning their congregation, its future, mission and services.

Every six years, delegates from all provinces and regions of the global order come together for a week. This year, they elected Lawrence Krueger CFA as their Superior General. Brother Lawrence is 61 years of age and joined the order in 1985. The General Chapter was chaired by Brother Edward Walsh, who retired in 2016 after 18 years of services as the order's Superior General.

He is the new Superior General of the Congregation of the Alexianbrothers: Brother Lawrence Krueger CFA (USA) 

For more informations about Brother Lawrence Krueger CFA (USA) - please read the interview - undefinedclick here

Election of the General Council


At the General Chapter, the delegates also appointed Brother Benedikt M. Ende CFA (Germany), Brother John of God Oblina (Philippines), Brother Dermot O'Leary CFA (Ireland) as members of the General Council.

After his election as Superior General of the order, Lawrence Krueger, the members of the General Council, delegates and a number of observers posed for a photograph.

Front row, from left: Brother John of God Oblina CFA (Philippines), Brother Lawrence Krueger CFA, Superior General (USA), Brother Dermot O'Leary CFA (Ireland) an Brother Benedikt M. Ende CFA (Germany) 

Impressions about the General Chapter 2016