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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

We are united in our desire to promote peace and reconciliation, says Fr Sosa after first dialogue with Buddhists

Six Jesuits ordained priests in Indonesia

Dialogue with Buddhists

A new way of seeing

Fr General Arturo Sosa highlights community and collaboration in visit to Indonesia
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Fr General Arturo Sosa concelebrates Ordination Mass in Indonesia
               
Fr. General Arturo Sosa meets the Archbishop of Semarang
               
Fr Arturo Sosa meets Lay Collaborators
               
Today in History

17 August


1773/ Frederik II of Prussia and Catherine of Russia forbade the publication of the Brief of Suppression in their dominions.

1841/ The death of S.G. Charles Odescalchi (1786-1841), a cardinal of the Church who waited 20 years to become a Jesuit. He was one of the first to apply to enter the Society after it was restored in 1814, but family pressure and papal resistance kept him from doing so. In 1823 he was named a cardinal and consecrated archbishop of Ferrara, and later was appointed the vicar of Pope Gregory XVI for the diocese of Rome. Finally Odescalchi’s ill health led the pope to permit him to enter the novitiate, which he did in 1838. After he pronounced his vows, he served as spiritual father to young Jesuits at the seminary in Modena.

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