Society of Jesus Elects New Superior General

ROME, January 21, 2008 ( — For only the second time in its history, the Superior General of the Jesuits, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, retired, citing age. For nearly five hundred years, the Superior General of the Society of Jesus has been elected for life. At their General Congregation in Rome on January 19, the 217 voting delegates elected Spaniard Adolfo Nicolas SJ as the 30th “Black Pope”. Full Report