Fr Adolfo Nicolás -- the Spanish-born, 72 year-old head of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania -- has been elected the Society's 30th Superior-General and was rapidly confirmed in the post by Benedict XVI.
Based until now in Tokyo, Nicolás immediately takes the reins of the church's largest community of professed men. Unlike the vast majority of those tipped for the post, he is said to have no Roman experience.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Habemus Papam Nigrum!