Fr Arturo Sosa of Venezuela elected General

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Fr Arturo Sosa of Venezuela elected General

It did not take the 36th General Congregation long. After celebrating Mass in the Church of the Holy Spirit early on Friday 14 October, the 212 electors were locked into the Aula to vote for the next Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Just before lunch, the first news came that the new Superior General is Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal from the Venezuela Jesuit Province.

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Province Express Editor

Tim Kroenert, Jesuit Communications Australia

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