General Custos of the Custody of the Sacred Convent of Assisi

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January 31, 2009
The Minister General of the Friars Minor Conventual
Friar Marco Tasca,
with the General Definitory
has elected
General Custos of the Custody of the Sacred Convent of Assisi


Friar Giuseppe Piemontese
Of the Province of Puglia of Saints Nicholas and Angelo
Of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual

Friar Giuseppe Piemontese was born in Monte St. Angelo, Foggia, on April 24, 1946

Simple Profession:  September 8, 1963 in Civitella del Tronto
Solemn Profession:  October 8, 1967 at Altamura
Priestly Ordination: May 5, 1971 at Monte St. Angelo
Liscense in Scared Theology from the Seraphicum

He has held the following positions:
Guardian, Pastor
Vicar, Definitor, Secretary of the Province, Custos Capitularis.
President of the Pastoral Commission of the Province
President of the Provincial Commission on Franciscan and Missionary Vocations
Provincial animator for Youth and Vocation Ministry, regional assistant for the Franciscan Youth movement (Gi.Fra.)
Minister Provincial (1997-2009)

Vicar for the 7th Vicariate of Bari-Japigia and Torre a Mare (1986-1989)
Moderator for the First Diocesan Synod of Bari-Bitonto (1996-2000)
Member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council of Bari-Bitonto (2002-2006)
Member of the Puglia Regional Presbyteral Commission (2005-2009)