Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J.

On Friday, October 14th, Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J. was elected the 31st Superior General of the Society of Jesus during General Congregation 36 in Rome. The former Provincial of the Jesuits in Venezuela, Fr. Sosa is the first Superior General to hail from Latin America. Click here to learn more.

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Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The October 2016 issue of Connections highlights Election 2016 on Jesuit campuses. Click here to read more.

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