Father General Arturo Sosa appoints Fr. Chukwuyenum A. Afiawari, SJ from the North-West Africa Province (ANW), Director of Communications for the Society of Jesus.

Fr. Chukwuyenum, SJ, joined the Society in 1987, was ordained in 2000, and professed final vows in 2004. He has previously served as a Novice Master, as Secretary of the Assistancy of Africa and Madagascar in the General Curia in Rome, as Rector of the Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities in Harare--Zimbabwe, and most recently as the Provincial of the North-West Africa Province (ANW).

He will serve at the Communications Office of the General Curia in Rome which publishes news of international scope on the central government of the Society of Jesus and on the commitments of the Jesuits and their partners. It also handles media relations among other communications related issues.

Fr. Chukwuyenum, SJ, will take this responsibility on 30 June 2024 replacing Fr. John Dardis, SJ who for the last six years, has admirably served as General Counsellor for Discernment and Apostolic Planning and Director of Communications in the General Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome.