Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ

Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ was laid to rest in the country he had made his home
The funeral of Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ has been held at St Joseph's Jesuit Church for Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Beirut, Lebanon. Fr Kolvenbach, who was the Superior General of the Society of Jesus between 1983 and 2008, died on 26 November 2016.The funeral Mass was celebrated in French and was attended by patriarchs and bishops, clergy and religious (including many Jesuits), as well as students, teachers and government ministers. Relatives took part too, including Fr Kolvenbach...
Fr General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ
Pope Francis has added his condolences to the Jesuits and their co-workers in Britain and beyond who have been paying tribute to Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ, the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, who died on Saturday. Elected at the 33rd General Congregation in 1983, Fr Kolvenbach had been a Jesuit for 68 years and served as General for almost a quarter of a century. He was 87 years old.Born on 30 November 1928 in Druten in Holland, Fr Kolvenbach entered the Society of Jesus at the...