This October, 215 Jesuits from around the world will meet in Rome for General Congregation 36 (GC 36) to elect a new superior general and set priorities for the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church.

The men will meet at the Jesuit Curia in Rome, the worldwide headquarters of the Society just steps from the Vatican. One of the first tasks will be to elect a successor to Superior General Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. (pictured above), who plans to resign. The gathering will open with a Mass on October 2nd at the Church of Gesù near the tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits.

This information and the following graphic are courtesy of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. To learn more, and to follow daily coverage of GC36, please visit



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