Congregation of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo (C.S.)



Also known as: Congregación de los Misioneros de San Carlos Borromeo (español) / Missionari di San Carlo Borromeo (Italiano) / Congregação dos Missionários de São Carlos Borromeu (Português) / Congregatio Missionariorum a S. Carolo (latine) / Kongregation der Missionare vom Heiligen Karl Borromäus (Deutsch) / Congrégation des Missionnaires de Saint-Charles (français) / 嘉祿傳教會 (正體中文)

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

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

Statistics: 185 houses, 673 members (546 priests) (2021)

Address: Via Calandrelli 42, 00153 Roma, Italy






Superior General:BrazilFr. Leonir Mario Chiarello, C.S.Fr. Leonir Mario Chiarello, C.S. (2018.10.24 – ...)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Alessandro Gazzola, C.S. (2012.11.21 – 2018.10.24)
Superior General:BrazilFr. Sergio Olivio Geremia, C.S. (2007 – 2012.11.21)
Superior General:Fr. Isaia Birollo, C.S. (2001.02 – 2007)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Luigi Valentino Favero, C.S. (1992 – 2000.08.11)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Sisto Caccia, C.S. (1980 – 1992)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Giovanni Simonetto, C.S. (1974 – 1980)
Superior General:Fr. Giulivo Tessarolo, C.S. (1969 – 1974)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Renato Bolzoni, C.S. (1969 – 1974)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Raffaele Larcher, C.S. (1957 – 1963)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Francesco Prevedello, C.S. (1951 – 1957)
Superior General:ItalyCardinal Adeodato Giovanni Piazza, O.C.D. (1948 – 1951)
Superior General:ItalyCardinal Raffaello Carlo Rossi, O.C.D. (1930 – 1948.09.17)
Superior General:ItalyCardinal Carlo Perosi (1928 – 1930.02.22)
Superior General:ItalyCardinal Gaetano De Lai (1924 – 1928.10.24)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Pacifico Chenuil, C.S. (1919 – 1923)
Superior General:ItalyFr. Domenico Vicentini, C.S. (1905 – 1919)
Superior General:ItalySaint Bishop Giovanni Battista Scalabrini (1887 – 1905.06.01)
Founder:ItalySaint Bishop Giovanni Battista Scalabrini (1887)

Living Bishops (1 Cardinal, 6 Bishops)

ItalyCardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S. (82)Cardinal Silvano Maria Tomasi, C.S. (82), Cardinal-Deacon of S. Nicola in Carcere and Special Delegate to Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Knights of Malta)

BrazilBishop Jacyr Francisco Braido, C.S. (83)Bishop Jacyr Francisco Braido, C.S. (83), Bishop emeritus of Santos (Brazil)

BrazilBishop Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S. (58)Bishop Adilson Pedro Busin, C.S. (58), Bishop of Tubarão (Brazil)

USABishop Jacques Eric Fabre-Jeune, C.S. (67)Bishop Jacques Eric Fabre-Jeune, C.S. (67), Bishop of Charleston (USA)

BrazilBishop Algacir Munhak, C.S. (57)Bishop Algacir Munhak, C.S. (57), Bishop of São Miguel Paulista (Brazil)

BrazilBishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S. (79)Bishop Alessandro Carmelo Ruffinoni, C.S. (79), Bishop emeritus of Caxias do Sul (Brazil)

CanadaBishop Lawrence Sabatini, C.S. (93)Bishop Lawrence Sabatini, C.S. (93), Bishop emeritus of Kamloops (Canada)

Other Present Prelates (1)

ItalyFr. Fabio Baggio, C.S. (58)Fr. Fabio Baggio, C.S. (58), Undersecretary of Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Secretary of Vatican COVID-19 Commission

Deceased Bishops (1 Cardinal, 3 Bishops)

2021: BrazilBishop Laurindo Guizzardi, C.S., Bishop of Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

2017: ItalyCardinal Velasio De Paolis, C.S., Cardinal-Deacon of Gesù Buon Pastore alla Montagnola and Pontifical Delegate for Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ

2016: BrazilBishop Redovino Rizzardo, C.S., Bishop of Dourados (Brazil)

2005: ItalyBishop Marco Caliaro, C.S., Bishop of Sabina–Poggio Mirteto (Italy)

Other Former Prelates (1)

>2017: ItalyFr. Gabriele Ferdinando Bentoglio, C.S., Undersecretary of Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People

Last updated on 2023.06.11

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