superior general

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Noun1.superior general - the head of a religious order or congregation
chief, top dog, head - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
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Brothers who are board members of the Brothers of Charity Group also face sanctions unless they each sign a letter to their superior general expressing support for the church teaching that life must be "respected and protected in absolute terms" from conception until natural death.
Dos anos despues fue elegido Superior General de la Compania.
When Father Actorie died in 1864, Jean Soulerin became Superior General.
The convent's superior general, Mother Teresita Bantillo, saw the fire starting at the laundry area on the ground floor, it added.
Moreover, the patriarch successively received the Superior General of the Maronite Lebanese Order Abbot Tannous Nehme and Bcharreh's acting Kaymakam.
The Society of Jesus initiated the serious engagement with its own history, thanks to its 24th General Congregation (1892) and the leadership of Superior General Luis Martin (1892-1906).
I was glad to know that a superior general of a congregation suggested to one of the schools preparing a mega event, to mark its golden jubilee celebrations, to simplify the celebrations.
They worked for several months on the project, in secret, but were often frustrated by the conservative inner circle of the Vatican, especially Eugenio Pacelli (Vatican Secretary of State and later Pope Pius XII) and Wlodimir Ledochowski, the Jesuit Superior General who was known to have anti-Semitic leanings.
Adolfo Nicolas, Superior General of the Society of Jesus since 2008, has been named by the Vatican as President of the International Union of Superiors General, representing more than 200 male religious congregations.
Among the guests present was the Order's Superior General, Rt Rev Father Antonio Rafael do Nascimento who travelled from Rome for the occasion.
He said: "Last year concerns were expressed to the Passionist Superior General Fr Ottaviano D'Egidio CP by the CDF about aspects of Fr Brian D'Arcy's writings.
The superior general is the leader of which beetle regarded as sacred?

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