American elected leader of the FSSP Friday, July 07, 2006



(CTAC)Official Communiqué On Friday 7 July 2006, on the feast of the saints Cyril and Methodius, the General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (a clerical society of apostolic life of pontifical right), gathered in its mother house in Wigratzbad (Germany), has elected today Fr. John Berg as Superior General for a six-year term according to law.
An American citizen, Fr. Berg has studied philosophy in the USA and theology in Germany (Wigratzbad) and in Rome. He has worked in pastoral ministry and as a seminary professor. Very Rev. Fr. Berg is the third Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.
Signed: Fr. A. de Malleray, FSSP Chapter Moderator, Rev. Fr. Franz Karl Banauch, FSSP Chapter Secretary

Fr. Berg, F.S.S.P. was born in Minneapolis Minnesota, attended Catholic school, and graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in California in 1993.
He did his seminary studies in Germany with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and was ordained a priest in 1997. Father Berg continued his studies at the Santa Croce in Rome, receiving a licentiate in Theology in 1999. In 2000, he was an instructor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, and has been chaplain of St. Stephen, the First Martyr, Catholic Church, in Sacramento for the last three years.


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