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Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga confirmed as Regional Councillor for South Asia


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Kolkata, Mar. 28. (ANS - Rome)- The 27th General Chapter has confirmed Fr Maria  Arokiam Kanaga as Regional Councillor for South Asia.
Fr Arokiam accepted his election with these words: ''The Lord, Our Lady and Don Bosco know my limits and what I can do, and I know a little of what is waiting for me because I've already done this job. I put my trust in the Lord, the Virgin Mary and in our father Don Bosco who is living here, and I accept.''

Maria Arokiam Kanaga was born on 4 October 1956 at Varadarajanpet, Trichy, India. He entered the novitiate of Yercaud, made ​​his first profession on 24 May 1976 and his perpetual profession in Madras on the same date in 1982. He was ordained priest in Rome in 1986.

Since 1992 he was Rector of the Don Bosco community in Tirupattur, the Theological Institute of Poonamallee, Madras, and at Yercaud. He studied theology and earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

He was Vice-Provincial in the Province of Madras from 1996 to 2002 and Delegate for Youth Ministry from 2006 to 2007.

He participated in the 24th, 25th and 26th General Chapters. At GC26 he was elected as Regional Councillor for South Asia.  He was a member of the pre-chapter Commission for GC27.
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