Fr Arturo Sosa SJ

Ignatian delegates
An Ignatian delegation took part in the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which run from the 9th until the 18th July 2019, in New York City.The meeting, which brings together governments and organizations from around the world, was created as a follow up to the “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) decided upon in 2015 which, along with the “Paris Climate Agreement”, formed “Agenda 2030” - a list of sustainable development objectives to be achieved by...
From May 21 to 24, the second meeting of the delegates of the Development Offices (DO) of the six Conferences of the Society of Jesus, representing the 56 Province DOs, was held at the General Curia. The theme of the meeting was “Friends in the Lord” in recognition of the fact that spiritual conversations to reveal the commonality in mission are the greatest tool for accomplishing that mission.The purpose of the meeting was to provide Father General with answers to his questions about how, over...
  Mohammed, a refugee from Egypt, gives a present to the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella (Photo: Centro Astalli).
In a time when the gates of Europe seem closed to people in need of protection, JRS Italy is opening a new reception and integration centre for asylum seekers and refugees.The idea of opening a new centre was inspired by Pope Francis’ appeal to open the houses of religious congregations to host refugees on the occasion of his visit to JRS Italy in 2013.The new centre bears the name of Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit who dedicated his life to putting himself in other people’s shoes and looking for the...
The Jesuit Curia in Roma has released a video message from Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, for the 50th anniversary of Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES).Beginning its journey in 1969, the Secretariat endeavours to work with people for change to bring the charity and the justice of the Gospel to society and culture. Its members assist Fr General in developing the apostolic mission of the Society, in its dimension for promoting justice and reconciliation...
Fr Arturo Sosa at breakfast with Rene De los Reyes, Richard Webster and other scholastics
Fr Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has just returned from his first official visit in Canada, ahead of the erection of a single Canadian province this summer. The programme of the trip - which lasted twelve days - included attending the ordination of Jesuit priests and deacons in Toronto and Quebec City, as well as visits to Jesuit institutes and the Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.On the second day, the 19th of May, Fr Sosa spent some time at Regis...
Arturo Sosa
Father General Arturo Sosa has been interviewed by L’Osservatore Romano after his first nine months governing the world-wide Society of Jesus. Giving an insight into the global apostolic reach of the Jesuits, he has already visited India, Peru, Spain, Germany, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Indonesia, Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  When asked to describe the Jesuit mission today, Father Sosa describes it as putting into practice reconciliation each day. This happens in different...