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General Counsellors

 
When Father General is in Rome, he begins every day meeting with his “General Counsellors”.

The election of those counsellors shows a balance of power between the newly elected Superior General and the General Congregation who has elected him.

Fr. General is the one who appoints (now nine) Regional Assistants, and several other General Counsellors.

The General Congregation elects four Assistants “ad providentiam”. Their function is to assist the Superior General on behalf of the whole Society. The assistance called for deals with external matters “such as clothing, food and any expenditure touching upon the General’s person”, preventing him “from going beyond measure in labours or excessive severity”, and attending “to his soul in case necessity might arise”.

Among the General Counsellors there is a Counsellor for Formation, one for Discernment and Apostolic Planning and Fr. General’s Delegate, responsible for the governance of the international Jesuit houses in Rome.

 

Assistants "ad providentiam"



 

Fr. John Dardis
Fr. John Dardis
(Irish Province)
Delegate for Discernment and Apostolic Planification
Fr. Vernon D'Cunha
Fr. Vernon D’Cunha
(Bombay Province, India)
Regional Assistant for South Asia

 

 

Fr. Douglas W. Marcouiller
Fr. Douglas W. Marcouiller
(UCS Province, USA)
Regional Assistant for Canada and USA and Admonitor

Fr. Fratern Masawe
Fr. Fratern Masawe
(Eastern Africa Province)
Regional Assistant for Africa

 

Other Counsellors



Fr. Claudio Paul
Fr. Claudio Paul
(Brazilian Province)
Regional Assistant for Latin America South

Fr. Gabriel Ignacio Rodríguez
Fr. Gabriel Ignacio Rodríguez
(Colombia Province)
Regional Assistant for Latin America North
Fr. Lisbert D'Souza
Fr. Lisbert D’Souza
(Bombay Province, India)
Regional Assistant for South Asia


Fr. Daniel Huang
Fr. Daniel Patrick Huang
(Philippine Province)
Regional Assistant for Asia Pacific
Fr. Tomasz Kot
Fr. Tomasz Kot
(Greater Poland Province)
Regional Assistant for Central and Eastern Europe
Fr. Joaquin Barrero
Fr. Joaquín Barrero Díaz
(Spanish Province)
Regional Assistant for Southern Europe and Superior of the Curia community


 

Fr. Victor Assouad
Fr. Victor Assouad
(Near East Province)
Regional Assistant for Western Europe

Fr. José Cecilio Magadia
Fr. José Cecilio Magadia
(Philippine Province)
Assistant for Formation