Adolfo Nicolás SJ

Fr Lombardi with former colleagues from Vatican Radio
The Jesuit who was spokesman for both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis has been awarded France's highest order. Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, former Director of both Vatican Radio and of the Holy See's Press office, received the Légion d'honneur this week in recognition of a career devoted to communicating the message of the Holy See.The Légion d'honneur was presented to Fr Lombardi on Wednesday evening at the French embassy to the Holy See in Rome. In making the award, his attention to the French...
Adolfo Nicholas SJ (right) with Pope Francis
The next superior general of the Society of Jesus, the thirtieth successor of St Ignatius, will be elected by the General Congregation convening in Rome on 2 October. It is just the thirty-sixth in our 476-year history and will include provincials and elected representatives from each province, the number depending on its size. For the first time, brothers, who are not ordained, will participate in the election. From Britain, the provincial, Father Dermot Preston, is joined by Father Damian...
Father General Adolfo Nicolas
The Jesuit Curia in Rome has published another interview from ‘Conversations with Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ’, who will be stepping down at the Superior General of the Society of Jesus at the 36th General Congregation later this year.  The June 2016 ‘conversation’ looks at governance in the Society of Jesus, in relation to all the various aspects each province has to be aware of.  There are over 16,000 Jesuits working in different parts of the world...
Salt and Light TV have been providing coverage of the Synod on the Family currently taking place in Rome. They took some time to talk to Fr General Adolfo Nicholás SJ, head of the Jesuits worldwide. Watch the video >>
Jesuit IHS monogram at Gesu Church in Rome
When Ignatius of Loyola was structuring the new religious order that he was setting up to serve the Church in the mid-16th century, he was determined that the Company, or Society, of Jesus would be notably different from the traditional monastic and mendicant forms of religious life, by being more streamlined, more mobile and flexible, to meet the apostolic needs of the contemporary Church.  In addition to deciding against having his men tied down to singing the Divine Office in choir...