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Fr Adolfo Nicolás meets the Pope

After a busy first week as newly elected Fr General, Fr Nicolás met with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and renewed his vows before him. The Saturday audience began with a photo session and then the two sat down for a warm and friendly conversation. The Holy Father was pleased to hear that that the general congregation had formed a ...

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New Jesuit Father General – Audio

Fergus O’Donoghue SJ, Irish Jesuit Archivist and Editor of Studies, speaks to Eileen Good of RNN about Adolfo Nicolás who was elected Jesuit Superior General on Saturday 19 January 2008. Play the audio here (Courtesy of ©RNN): [display_podcast]

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Fr General gives homily at Mass of Thanksgiving

The text of the homily delivered by Adolfo Nicolás at the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated on Sunday 20 January has been issued by S.J. Press Office, Rome. Above all I would like to say that this is not a message for the whole world. Rather, it is merely a simple homily; a prayerful reflection of today’s readings for us Jesuits ...

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Jesuit Congregation elects Superior General

Saturday, 19 January, saw the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus elect Father Adolfo Nicolás as their new Father General, the 29th successor to the order’s founder, Ignatius Loyola. He succeeds Fr Peter Hans Kolvenbach, whose resignation was accepted on the preceding Monday. Jesuits and their colleagues around the world, as well as many church leaders, have warmly welcomed ...

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Father General elected

Adolfo Nicolás (aged 71) was born in Spain, and joined the Jesuit Japanese Mission. He studied theology at Sofia University, Tokyo, and at the Gregorian University in Rome. A former Provincial of Japan, he has most recently been the Moderator of Jesuit Provincials in East Asia and Oceania. The election followed four days of prayer and conversation by the 217 ...

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A message from the Provincial

A very special day for Jesuits around the world and for John Dardis SJ, Irish Provincial in Rome. The election hall today was a scene of tears and great emotion as the 29th successor to Ignatius Loyola was chosen by electors gathered from all continents.

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Irish Cardinals welcome newly elected Father General of Jesuits

Press Release from Jesuit Communication Centre, 19 January 2008 Cardinal Sean Brady and Cardinal Desmond Connell are among the many people giving a warm welcome to Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, the new Father General of the world-wide Jesuit Order. Fr Nicolás was elected this morning, Saturday 19 January 2008 by two-hundred and seventeen electors who came from all over the ...

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Adolfo Nicolás SJ: Six hopes for the General Congregation

When he left for Rome as an elector at GC35, Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ was Moderator of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania. Shortly before leaving, he expressed his thoughts about – and hopes for – GC35 in Province Express, a newsletter of the Australian Jesuits. Can we be realistic? I can still remember GC34. They are fond, ...

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Personal response to election of Father Adolfo Nicolás

The following personal response to the election today of Fr Adolfo Nicolás as Superior General of the Jesuits has been sent by Fr Fernando Franco of the Jesuit Social Justice Secretariat. We left the election hall only a few minutes ago. I am glad to announce that we have a new Superior General of the Society of Jesus. There is ...

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