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New Head of Jesuits Elected

Venezuelan Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Will Be Superior General of Society of Jesus

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Venezuelan Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa has been elected new Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
According to Vatican Radio, the announcement of the newly-elected leader came this morning in the Vatican, as the Jesuits are meeting in Rome for their 36th General Congregation.
Fr. Sosa succeeds the 80-year-old Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, who, in 2014, announced his resignation.
After days of prayer and discernment, 212 electors representing the nearly 17,000 Jesuits working around the world chose Fr. Sosa as their leader.
Born in Caracas on Nov. 12, 1948, Arturo Sosa would go on to obtain a doctorate in political sciences, before entering the Jesuits and, in 1977, being ordained a priest.
During their General Congregation, the Jesuits use a new electronic voting system on tablets for most of the proposals they are discussing, but, for the election of their leader, they continue the traditional method of paper ballots.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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