Fr General Nicolas

Fr General on a visit to Jesuit communities in Vietnam, 2015
The Jesuit Curia in Rome has published the first of a series of ‘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. Each month, he will reflect on various aspects of Jesuit life in the modern world.The January 2016 ‘conversation’ addresses community life, a topic which Fr Nicolás has in the past described as a type of “ministry”. Talking with Father Patrick Mulemi SJ,...
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 >>
Father General has compared the Synod on the Family that concluded at the weekend with the Second Vatican Council. Reflecting on the discussions that took place in Rome on marriage and relationships, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ told Salt and Light TV that he hoped one of the positive results of the Synod of Bishops would be “a change of pastoral attitudes”. Rather than aiming to reach conclusions at the Synod, Fr Nicolás said its purpose was to look carefully and compassionately at the...
Father Adolfo Nicolás Pachón SJ, the Superior General of the Jesuits, is one of six prelates appointed by Pope Francis to help draft the revised relatio for the Synod of Bishops currently taking place in Rome.The revised relatio is regarded as the key document as the Synod on the Family goes forward. Its primary drafter is Cardinal Peter Erdo, who, with two other synod officials, has been tasked with summing up the first week of debate. The document to be released on Monday will form the basis...