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GC35: beginning the second part

Word from the SJ Press Office in Rome for 22 January: With the election of the new Superior General completed, the General Congregation now takes up the second part of its duties : governance questions, postulates that have been submitted and other questions arising.

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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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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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Praying with the electors

The GC35 webpage has a prayer corner which is worth visiting. A video on the page combines the text of a prayer with the music of the Veni Creator. From the prayer: Lord, during this congregation, may we be attentive to the voice of the Spirit. Grant us the gift of discernment and the desire to serve the Church. Strengthen ...

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Murmurings in Rome

In the America Magazine blog, ‘In All Things’, James Martin SJ explains the wisdom of having days for murmurationes before casting votes for a new Superior General: St. Ignatius was adamant about removing as many temptations as possible for Jesuits to seek leadership positions in the church, since he had seen what ambition did to some of the churchmen of ...

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Congregation on TV

You can find an interesting news piece on the opening of the General Congregation on the website of a Rome-based Catholic internet TV service, ROMEreports (click here). It includes footage of the opening ceremony and some clips from an interview with Jesuit spokesman José María de Vera SJ.

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Fr Kolvenbach resigns

The Jesuit America Magazine is one publication that quotes the outgoing Father General: “With the blessing of the Holy Father granted the 20th of June 2005 and after having obtained a positive vote from the Assistants for provident care and from the Provincials of the whole Society on the seriousness of the reasons to resign, I present now to the ...

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