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Speech by Father General at CEFOD

Center for Study and Training for Development (CEFOD), N’Djamena, Chad, Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Dear Friends,

I thank you for your warm welcome. This stage of my first visit to Chad allows me to thank God for all the work done by CEFOD for more than fifty years to contribute to the development of Chad.

The youth are the future

Father General visits various province works, interacting with Jesuits and Collaborators in Chad

On April 17, 2019, Father General, Arturo Sosa SJ, begun his tour of the Jesuit works in the country of Chad, where the West Africa Province Jesuits and Collaborators work hand in hand to advance the mission of the Society of Jesus through running various ministries. He was accompanied by Fr Fratern Masawe SJ, and Fr Vernon D'Cunha SJ, Father General’s Assistants to Africa and South Asia respectively.

"I am grateful and happy to be in Chad"

By AOC Communications

Arturo Sosa SJ, Father General of the Society of Jesus arrived in the West Africa Province (AOC). Hours before he arrived in Chad, Father Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, President of JCAM, sent a message welcoming him while assuring him that he would appreciate the dynamism, energy, and passion of the Jesuits and of their collaborators in fulfilling the mission of the Society of Jesus in this part of the world.

Fr Martin Birba SJ talks about Fr Arturo Sosa’s visit to AOC

Fr. Martin Birba SJ, Delegate from the West Africa Province, was a guest on the bilingual program “DAILY PRAISE” on FM 96.6 Radio Veritas – Radio of the Archdiocese of Douala (Cameroon). He talked about the visit of Fr Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, to Cameroon.

Getting ready to welcome Fr. General in West Africa

For the first time since his election, Fr. Arturo Sosa will visit two countries in the vast Jesuit Province of West Africa. He will spend the Triduum of the Holy Week participating in the liturgical celebrations in two parishes of the Society of Jesus. First in N'Djamena, Chad, on Holy Thursday, then in the Douala area in Cameroon, for the remainder.

East African Jesuits running the London marathon

Fr Kyara Corbinian SJ is a Tanzanian Jesuit who works in the East African Jesuit Development office in Nairobi, Kenya. In less than one week, he will be joining fellow East African Jesuit Fr Alexander Wainaina SJ for the London Marathon.

Along with the Jesuit Missions London Marathon team, they will be running in memory of Fr Victor Luke Odhiambo SJ who tragically died whilst serving in South Sudan in November 2018. Fr Kyara was one of the last people to see Fr Victor Luke before he died.

Father General's visit to AOC

By Honoré Onana Olah SJ

Father General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa SJ, will visit the West Africa Province (AOC) from 16 to 22 April 2019. A visit that will lead to Chad and Cameroon. The two countries are among 14, that make up the province. The others, namely: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal,  and Togo.

Father General of the Society of Jesus set to visit the West Africa Province (AOC)

Father Arturo Sosa SJ, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, will visit the Jesuit province of West Africa (AOC) from April 16 - 22, 2019. A visit that will lead him to two countries: Chad and Cameroon, which are among the 14 countries of AOC province (Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, and Togo).

Father Arturo Sosa’s visit to AOC follows that of his predecessor, Father Adolfo Nicolas in 2016.

Formation of Jesuits and teachers of Saint Ignatius schools in Kigali, Rwanda on protection and safeguarding of minors and vulnerable adults

By Fr Olivier Kayitare SJ Rector of Saint Ignatius High School and CPO for Rwanda Burundi Region

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Jesuits and teachers of Saint Ignatius High School and Ecole Primaire Saint Ignace gathered at the school hall to follow a one-day formation on child protection and safeguarding. It was attended by around 50 people. The facilitator was Mr. Theodore Nzeyimana, a child safeguarding activist who has worked with various child protection organizations in Rwanda and is well versed with the theme of child safeguarding. Fr Olivier Kayitare SJ, who is a CPO for Rwanda-Burundi Region coordinated the session.

Visit of the Superior General to the Central Africa Province

The Most Reverend Fr Arturo Sosa SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, will pay a visit to Central Africa Province (ACE) from April 22 to May 1, 2019. While ACE has two countries, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Fr General will mainly visit Kinshasa, Kimwenza, and Kisantu.

JESTRAM and Bursars meet in Lagos for their Annual Meeting

ANW Communications

Lagos was new for some of them. It was the first time in Nigeria for others. The intense Lagos traffic and the scorching sun welcomed the treasurers and bursars of JCAM as they made their way to St. Ignatius House, Surulere, Lagos. The house in Surulere was happy to host these companions coming from far and near.