Saint Francis Xavier Spanish Institute for Foreign Missions (I.E.M.E.)

Also known as: Instituto Español de San Francisco Javier para Misiones Extranjeras (español) / Istituto spagnolo di San Francesco Saverio per le missioni estere (Italiano) / Institutum Hispanicum Sancti Francisci Xaverii pro Missionibus Exteris (latine) / スペイン外国宣教会 (日本語)

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Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Contact Info

Address: Calle Ferrer del Rio 17, 28028 Madrid, Spain

Phone: 91.726.84.27

Superiors

Director General:SpainFr. Luis Ángel Plaza Lázaro, I.E.M.E. (63)Fr. Luis Ángel Plaza Lázaro, I.E.M.E. (63) (2018.05.14 – ...)

Past Superiors

Director General:SpainFr. José María Rojo García, I.E.M.E. (2013.05.29 – 2018.05.14)
Director General:JapanFr. Ismael González Fuentes (イスマエル・ゴンザレズ), I.E.M.E. (2008.05 – 2013.05)

Founder

Founder:SpainFr. Gerardo Villota, I.E.M.E. (1899)

Other Former Members (6)

1970: GuatemalaFr. Aguado Arraux, I.E.M.E., Apostolic Administrator of El Petén (Guatemala)

1969: GuatemalaFr. Gennaro Artazcor Lizarrage, I.E.M.E., Apostolic Administrator of El Petén (Guatemala)

1964: GuatemalaFr. Gabriel Viñamata Castelsagué, I.E.M.E., Apostolic Administrator of El Petén (Guatemala)

1963: ZimbabweFr. Dominic Ros Arraiza, I.E.M.E., Prefect Apostolic of Wankie (Zimbabwe)

1956: ZimbabweFr. Francesco Font Garcia, I.E.M.E., Prefect Apostolic of Wankie (Zimbabwe)

1949: ColombiaFr. Marcellino Lardizábal Aguirrebengoa, I.E.M.E., Prefect Apostolic of Sinú–San Jorge (Colombia)

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

ZimbabweBishop Joseph Albert Serrano Antón, I.E.M.E. (82)Bishop Joseph Albert Serrano Antón, I.E.M.E. (82), Bishop emeritus of Hwange (Zimbabwe)

Deceased Bishops (4 Bishops)

2023: ZimbabweBishop Angel Floro Martínez, I.E.M.E., Bishop of Gokwe (Zimbabwe)

2022: ColombiaBishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E., Bishop of Magangué (Colombia)

2008: ZimbabweBishop Ignacio Prieto Vega, I.E.M.E., Bishop of Hwange (Zimbabwe)

1997: ColombiaBishop José Lecuona Labandibar, I.E.M.E., Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 56

Members: 99 (99 priests)

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Members

Last updated on 2024.05.19

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