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Rev. Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, passed away...

Jesuits mourn the death of their former Superior General.
The General Curia of the Jesuits in Rome announced today that the former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, has passed away, 20 May 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. The Jesuits in Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, his family and compatriots in Spain, as well as his many friends around the world, deeply regret his loss.

Message of Fr. Arturo Sosa

Fr. Arturo Sosa, the present Superior General, expressed his sorrow and condolences on this occasion. He added:

"Fr. Nicolas gave of himself throughout his life. It was a life marked by intense service, serene availability and a profound ability to live inculturation in Japan, where he went as a young Jesuit. It was a culture that he loved very much and in which he invested himself. The period of his Generalate was marked by his sense of humour, courage, humility and his close relationship with Pope Francis. Due to current travel restrictions, I am unable to travel to Japan for the funeral, but I assure all his many friends there of my closeness, compassion and condolences."

"All those who worked with Father Nicolás at the General Curia greatly appreciated his presence during his term as General. He will be greatly missed throughout the Society as a wise, humble and dedicated Jesuit, a man of grace and wisdom, simple, unpretentious," Father Sosa also said.
Former Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Adolfo: a wise, humble, and free man; totally and generously given to service;
moved by those who suffer in the world, but at the same time overflowing with hope drawn from his faith in the Risen Lord;
an excellent friend, who loved to laugh and to make others laugh;
a man of the Gospel. It is a blessing to have known him.
- ( the words of Fr Arturo Sosa SJ)