On 13 May 2022, the General Definitory of the Order, meeting in the General House in Rome, elected Br Ignacio Ceja Jiménez to the office of Vicar General of the Order of Friars Minor, in accordance with Article 208 of the General Constitutions of the Order.
Br Ignacio, a member of the Franciscan Province of Saints Francis and James, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1961. He entered the novitiate in 1981, made temporary profession in 1982, solemn profession in 1988 and was ordained a priest on July 6, 1991.
In his previous assignments, he served as General Definitor for Latin America, Minister Provincial of the Province of Saints Francis and James in Mexico, Vicar of the same province, Master of Students, Master of Novices and Guardian.
Br Ignacio succeeds Br Isauro Ulises Covili Linfati, who was appointed Bishop of Iquique, Chile, on 23 April 2022 by Pope Francis.