Tuesday, February 07, 2006

It's Official--General Congregation 35

Jesuit superior to step down, calls 2008 meeting to elect successor

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

ROME (CNS) -- The superior general of the Jesuits, Dutch Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, has informed members of the society that he intends to step down in 2008, the year he will turn 80.

In a Feb. 2 letter addressed to all members of the Society of Jesus, Father Kolvenbach said a general congregation to elect his successor and to discuss other important matters would begin Jan. 5, 2008, in Rome.

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