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Jesuit Father General Visits Canada

Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) will be visiting Canada from May 18 – 30.

On his first official visit to Canada, Fr. General will meet with all provincial superiors of the Society of Jesus in Canada and the United States. Highlights of his visit to Canada include attending the ordination of Jesuit priests and deacons in Toronto and Quebec City, and visits to Martyrs’ Shrine and Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland, Loyola High School in Montreal, Campion College and Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina, Regis College in Toronto, and other apostolates of the Jesuits in both English and French Canada.



Father General Arturo Sosa

Born in Venezuela in 1948, Fr. Sosa is the first Latin American Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church with more than 16,000 members.

Raised in a Catholic family that valued academics, he was encouraged to “to open up to the world, to study languages.” He speaks three languages and is passionate about the need for multiculturalism because “the true face of God is multicultural, multicolored and multifaceted. … If the Society succeeds in reflecting this diversity, it will become an expression of that fascinating face of God.

For more on Fr. Sosa please see the below stories following his election as Superior General to the Society of Jesus.

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ (right), newly elected Superior General, is greeted by Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, his predecessor.

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Elected 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Superior General Sosa speaking to the Society

From Caracas to Rome: An In-Depth Interview with Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ

The work of GC 36 continues. From left: Fr. Orlando Torres, SJ; Fr. Sosa; and Fr. Agnelo Mascarenhas, SJ.

Society of Jesus' Newly Elected Superior General, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, Gets to Work

In Interview with America Magazine, Superior General Says Jesuits Can Be Models of Reconciliation

In Interview with America Magazine, Superior General Says Jesuits Can Be Models of Reconciliation

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