RIP

Born on the Italian Island of Sardinia in 1928, Giuseppe Pittau entered the Society of Jesus in 1945 and was ordained a priest in 1959. He arrived in Japan in 1952 as a Jesuit missionary, and spent most of his academic life at Sophia University, with a period spent doing doctoral studies in political science at Harvard.  On return to Japan in 1962 he taught law at Sophia University, where he became rector in 1975.  In the words of those who knew him and worked with him he was an “...
Mrs. Uthariyammal Soosai who was Britto Arockiam's grandmother, died today in India around 10:00 am (Guyanese time). She was 84 years old.Britto writesI was so blessed to talk to her yesterday and she told me that "all she wanted now was to attend my priestly ordination" which will happen in less than 5 weeks time and she also said "hope I will stay alive to see it".May she rest in peace.Let us keep Britto and all his family in our prayers at this time.
Two prominent Britons who were educated by the Jesuits have died recently: the actor who provided the voice of Captain Scarlet and the architect responsible for preserving the historic Victorian roof of St Pancras Station in London.Bernard Kaukas, who died on 2 May 2014, was a pupil at St Ignatius College in Stamford Hill between 1932 and 1938, where he excelled in maths and other academic subjects. When he left school, he became an architectural apprentice and after a distinguished career in...