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Regional Assistants

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After his election at the 35th General Congregation (2008) Father General appointed 9 Regional Assistants from a list, provided by the Congregation.

These “Regional Assistants” help him in the governance of the Society of Jesus and have a responsibility in a (territorial) Assistancy.


Assistancies


There are nine assistancies:

AFR: Africa

ALM: Latin America South
(America Latina Meridionalis)

ALS: Latin America North
(America Latina Septentrionalis)

ASM: South Asia (Asia Meridionalis)

ASP: Asia Pacific

CUS: Canada and the United States

ECO: Central and Eastern Europe
(Europa Centralis et Orientalis)

EMR: Southern Europe
(Europa Meridionalis)

EOC: Western Europe
(Europa Occidentalis)


Role of the Regional Assistants


The Regional Assistants help and support Father General in his decision-making. Each one is responsible for the oral and written communication with the provinces of his Assistancy.

The entire governance structure of the Society of Jesus is based on a continuous flow of information and extensive consultations.

Each and every decision is based on the reports received from local Superiors, brother Jesuits, lay collaborators as well as the provincial’s personal knowledge of every Jesuit and apostolate in his province.

Decisions to call a man to ordination, to final vows, appointments of Superiors and Directors of Apostolates, all follow this careful decision-making process.

 

ACU: Canada and USA

 

Fr. Douglas W. Marcouiller
Regional Assistant: Fr. Douglas W. Marcouiller
(United States Central Southern (UCS) Province)

Fr. Jesus Rodriguez
Secretary:
Fr. Jesús Rodríguez

(United States Central Southern (UCS) Province)

 

AFR: Africa

 

Fr. Fratern Masawe
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Fratern Masawe

(Eastern Africa Province)

Fr. Rigobert Kyungu Musenge
Secretary:
Fr. Rigobert Kyungu Musenge

(Central Africa Province)

 

ALM: Latin America South

Fr. Claudio Paul
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Claudio Paul

(Brazilian Province)

Fr. Claudio Werner Pires
Secretary (Portug.):
Fr. Claudio Werner Pires

(Brazilian Province)

Fr. German Rosa
Secretary (Spanish):
Fr. German Rosa

(Centroamerican Province)

ALS: Latin America North

 

Fr. Gabriel Ignacio Rodríguez
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Gabriel Ignacio Rodríguez

(Colombia Province)

Fr. German Rosa
Secretary:
Fr. German Rosa

(Centroamerican Province)

 

ASM: South Asia

Fr. Lisbert D'Souza
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Lisbert D'Souza

(Bombay Province, India)

Fr. Vernon D'Cunha
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Vernon D'Cunha

(Bombay Province, India)

Fr. Peter Raj Secretary:
Fr. C. Peter Raj

(Andhra Province, India)

ASP: Asia Pacific

 

Fr. Daniel Huang
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Daniel Patrick Huang

(Philippine Province)

Fr. Theodore Overberg Secretary:
Fr. Theodore Overberg

(Australian Province)

 

ECO: Central and Eastern Europe

 

Fr. Tomasz Kot
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Tomasz Kot

(Greater Poland Province)

Fr. Robert Althann Secretary:
Fr. Robert Althann

(Zimbabwe Province)

 

EMR: Southern Europe

 

Fr. Joaquín Barrero Díaz
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Joaquín Barrero Díaz

(Spanish Province)

Fr. Eugenio Costa
Secretary (Italian):
Fr. Eugenio Costa

(Italian Province)

 

 

Fr. Claudio Werner Pires
Secretary (Portug.):
Fr. Claudio Werner Pires

(Province of Brazil)

Fr. Luis López Yarto
Secretary (Spanish):
Fr. Luis López-Yarto

(Spanish Province)

 

EOC: Western Europe

 

Fr. Victor Assouad
Regional Assistant:
Fr. Victor Assouad

(Near East Province)
Fr. Bernard Goubin
Secretary:
Fr. Bernard Goubin

(French Province)