Fr General Sosa at GC36: the full interview

Fr General Sosa SJ gives his first major interview following his election at GC36
Fr General Sosa SJ gives his first major interview following his election at GC36

Within 48 hours of his election as the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ sat down for an extensive interview with the GC36 Media Team in Rome. Having received 30 questions in advance, he faced the cameras on the afternoon of Sunday, 16 October. The full interview (in four instalments with English sub-titles) and a transcript are available on the GC36 website.

The aim of the interview was to give Father General an opportunity to present and share some insights of what he had in mind when he was just starting his new mission in the Society of Jesus at the universal level. The interview, which lasted for an hour and a half, is a journey from Fr General's childhood and adolescence, through his years in formation as a young Jesuit, to becoming the Superior General.

However, his academic background in political science and pastoral commitments in the social field gradually defines the portrait of a Jesuit dedicated to the Society of Jesus and committed to the service of faith and the promotion of justice.

The conversation, which has been made available in English, introduces the new Superior General in a way that is more personal, to Jesuits and the wider Ignatian family around the world. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.

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The video recording of the interview (in Spanish, with English sub-titles) has now been released in four instalments by the GC36 Media Team. Watch all four instalments on the GC36 website, or click on the video link to see what the new Father General considers to be the Mission of the Society of Jesus in the world today.