2008 01 19: ADOLFO NICOLAS IS THE NEW JESUIT SUPERIOR-GENERAL!
aDoLFo NiCoLaS iS THe NeW JeSuiT SuPeRioR-GeNeRaL!
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Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:26:52 -0800
Subject: Adolfo Nicholas is the new Superior General ! (per il sito)
The official announcement from Rome concerning his election is as follows: Father Adolfo Nicolás new Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás was elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus on Saturday, 19 January in a solemn ceremony following four days of prayer and conversation by the 217 electors who came to Rome from all over the world. ------------------------------------------------------------ Latest News Jesuits finaly elect new leader Rome - The Roman Catholic order of Jesuits have elected the 71-year-old Spaniard Adolfo Nicholas as their new Superior General. The Jesuits Superior General is known as the 'Black Pope' because of the colour of his cape and the power wielded by the order. More than 200 electors of the order began meeting in Rome on 7 January to choose a successor to the Dutchman Peter Hans Kolvenbach, who resigned after leading the order for 24 years. Mr Kolvenbach, who is 80, was the first Superior General to resign of his own accord. The Jesuits' new leader, who studied in Japan and spent more than 40 years there doing missionary work, is known as an expert on Asia. Fr. Nicolas first came to Japan in 1961 and has spent most of his time since then in Japan and the Philippines. He is fluent in Spanish, English, Japanese, and several other European languages. He is a professor of theology, he is quite familiar with the current religious crises confronting the Church and the Society, and as a former Provincial of Jesuits in Japan, he hopes to bring back this region firmly under the control of the Order. So contrary to the previsions Father Federico Lombardi will not take the infamous position of Black Pope , due to the fact that he is to stay in control of the media on behalf of the Jesuit Superior General after he became two years ago the director of the Holy See Press Office succeeding Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the 69-year old Spaniard and member of Opus Dei who has held this post for almost 22 years. The multi-lingual Father Lombardi, 65 will remain as director of both Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Center , confirming the Jesuits intention to stay in full control of the Vatican media . Leo Lyon Zagami now Khaled Saifullah Khan