Xaverian Missionary Fathers (S.X.)


Also known as: Pia Società di San Francesco Saverio per le missioni estere (Saveriani) (Italiano) / Pia Sociedade de São Francisco Xavier para as Missões Estrangeiras (Português) / 聖方濟沙勿略會 (正體中文) / Pia Societas Sancti Francisci Xaverii pro exteris missionibus (latine) / Gesellschaft des hl. Franz Xaver für auswärtige Missionen (Xaverianer-Missionare) (Deutsch) / Javerianos (español) / Société de saint François Xavier pour les missions étrangères (français)

Type: Clerical Religious Congregation of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life


Contact Info

Address: Viale Vaticano 40, 00165 Roma, Italy




Superior General:SpainFr. Fernando García Rodríguez, S.X.Fr. Fernando García Rodríguez, S.X. (2017.08.14 – ...)
Superior General:Fr. Mario Carmelo Mula, S.X. (2016.12.18 – 2017.08.14)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Luigi Menegazzo, S.X. (2013.07.04 – 2016.12.18)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Rino Benzoni, S.X. (2001? – 2013.07)
Superior General:Fr. Francesco Marini, S.X. (1989 – 2001?)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Gabriele Ferrari, S.X. (1977 – 1989)


Founder:ItalyFr. Guido Maria Conforti (later Archbishop, Saint) (1895.12.03)

Other Present Members (1)

Congo-KinshasaFr. Paulin Batairwa Kubuya, S.X. (52)Fr. Paulin Batairwa Kubuya, S.X. (52), Undersecretary of Dicastery for Interreligious Dialogue

Other Former Members (1)

1961: IndonesiaFr. Pascal de Martino, S.X., Prefect Apostolic of Padang (Indonesia)

Living Bishops (5 Bishops)

BrazilBishop Paolo Andreolli, S.X. (50)Bishop Paolo Andreolli, S.X. (50), Titular Bishop of Altava and Auxiliary Bishop of Belém do Pará (Brazil)

Sierra LeoneBishop George Biguzzi, S.X. (87)Bishop George Biguzzi, S.X. (87), Bishop emeritus of Makeni (Sierra Leone)

Sierra LeoneBishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (66)Bishop Natale Paganelli, S.X. (66), Titular Bishop of Gadiaufala and President of Inter-territorial Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Gambia and Sierra Leone / ITCABIC

BrazilBishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (67)Bishop Adolfo Zon Pereira, S.X. (67), Bishop of Alto Solimões (Brazil)

IndonesiaBishop Vitus Rubianto Solichin, S.X. (55)Bishop Vitus Rubianto Solichin, S.X. (55), Bishop of Padang (Indonesia)

Deceased Bishops (8 Bishops)

2004: Congo-KinshasaBishop Danilo Catarzi, S.X., Bishop of Uvira (Congo-Kinshasa)

1995: BrazilBishop Angelo Frosi, S.X., Bishop of Abaetetuba (Brazil)

1992: Sierra LeoneBishop Augusto Fermo Azzolini, S.X., Bishop of Makeni (Sierra Leone)

1991: ChinaBishop Faustino M. Tissot (丁玉守), S.X., Bishop of Zhengzhou 鄭州 (China)

1991: IndonesiaBishop Raimondo Cesare Bergamin, S.X., Bishop of Padang (Indonesia)

1978: BangladeshBishop Dante Battaglierin, S.X., Bishop of Khulna (Bangladesh)

1970: ChinaBishop Assuero Teogano Bassi (巴友仁), S.X., Bishop of Luoyang 洛陽 (China)

1944: ChinaBishop Luigi Calza (賈師誼), S.X., Vicar Apostolic of Zhengzhou 鄭州 (China)

Brazil Brazil

Philippines Philippines

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 128

Members: 676 (544 priests)



Last updated on 2023.11.29

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