Pedro Aguado Cuesta reelected as Father General of the Piarist
In the 48th General Chapter that is taking place in Cuautitlán Izcalli (Mexico) from January 20th to February 11th, 2022, Fr Pedro Aguado de la Cuesta (Bilbao, 1957) has been reelected as the General Superior of the Order for the six-year term of 2021-2027.
Mexico, January 27th. He was a student from the Bilbao Calasanctius School and received the ordination to the priesthood back in June 13th, 1982.
He dedicated his first years as a priest to the Calasanz School in Pamplona as a professor and as the pastoral responsible. In 1985 he was named Rector and Master of the Juniors in Bilbao, he was in charge for 10 years. During this period he got his License in Pedagogy at the University of Deusto and worked as a professor and responsible of the Pastoral in the Calasanctius School.
In the Provincial Chapter in 1988 he was elected as Assistant of the Provincial Pastoral, and was reelected in 1991's Chapter. In 1995 he was elected as the Province Superior of Vascony, and also was reelected in 1999 and once more in 2003. With the creation of the Emmaus Province, and after the transitory provincialate of Fr Antonio Lezaun, he was elected Provincial Father of the Province in the Provincial Chapter that took place in January 2007.
Then, he was elected as the General Superior during the Chapter celebrated in Peralta de la Sal in 2009. Was reelected for a second period in the Chapter from 2015 in Hungary, and now, with the Holy See allowance, for a third period. He combines this labor with the presidency of the Education Commission of the General Superiors Unions.