Primates of the Anglican Communion — Presiding Bishop of South America

The Most Rev. Héctor Zavala Muñoz, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America and Bishop of Chile

Bishop Tito Zavala was born on 16 October 1954 in Chile. Educated in Roman Catholic schools, he entered the Anglican Church as a young man of 17. He trained for the ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church for Ministry in Ambridge, Penna., and was ordained priest and deacon for the Diocese of Chile. He served as a parish priest in the diocese and was elected bishop-coadjutor in 1998 and was installed as diocesan bishop in 2000. The province’s House of Bishops unanimously elected him the province’s first native-born Latin American primate at the 10th meeting of the General Synod on 4 November 2010. He was re-elected to a second term in 2013. Bishop Zavala is a member of the GAFCON primates council and the Global South primates group. He married to Miriam and they have four children: Tito, David, Pablo and Carola.

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