Fr Andrzej Komorowski will serve a six-year term as head of the traditional fraternity

The traditionalist Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) has elected Polish priest Fr Andrzej Komorowski as its new head.

The fraternity’s General Chapter, which is currently meeting at Our Lady of Guadalupe International Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, chose Fr Komorowski for a six-year term. He succeeds American Fr John Berg, who had been Superior General since 2006.

Fr Komorowski was born in Poland in 1975 and was ordained in 2006 after studying at the fraternity’s seminary in Wigratzbad, Bavaria. He had served as Assistant to the Superior General since 2012, and is based in fraternity’s headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland.

The FSSP is a society of apostolic life for priests who only celebrate Mass according to the pre-Vatican II version of the Roman Rite. It has nearly 300 priests in 124 dioceses throughout the world.