The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome


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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Fr. General's address to Social Delegates and GIAN Leaders

Thank you for being here this week. I am very conscious of the great effort behind a meeting like this. That is why I thank every one of you. I also thank Xavier and Rosanna for all the coordination they have done to prepare the meeting.

1-This is a meeting for discernment and apostolic planning. General Congregation 36ª has desired this approach for meetings of the apostolic body of the Society of Jesus and we are now putting it into practice. The background of the process we are doing, as a universal apostolic body, are the decrees of GC 36. So, please, have them in mind all the time as the focus. Also is useful to have before your eyes the letter (2017/13) launching the discernment process of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (October 3, 2017) and the initial chapters of t...

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