The Superior General of the Jesuits, the Very Reverend Father Arturo Sosa, will be in Canada this May and will be making a special trip to Loyola on May 24th. During his visit, he will be meeting with students in Campus Ministry as well as attending a private gathering with some of Loyola’s key stakeholders.
Also referred to as the “Black Pope”, Father Sosa leads the Society of Jesus, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, counting approximately 16,400 Jesuits worldwide.
While in Canada, Father Sosa will participate in the meeting of the Provincials of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He is also expected to announce publicly the creation of the new Jesuit Province of Canada – which will see the unification of the English Canada Province and the Province of French Canada and Haiti on July 31st.
Father Arturo Sosa is the thirty-first and current Superior General, elected by the 36th General Congregation in 2016. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on November 12, 1948. Until his election, Father Sosa was Delegate for Interprovincial Houses of the Society in Rome, as well as serving on the General Council as a Counsellor. Father Sosa is a Doctor in Political Sciences from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. For more information on Father Sosa, please refer to the information below.
We are most honoured to welcome the Father General to Loyola, and look forward to this special visit on May 24th.