Thursday, February 02, 2006

GC35: January, 2008


Father-General has gotten his wish.

It was announced today from the Jesuit Curia that the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus will commence on 5 January 2008 in Rome. The work of the Preparatory Commissions will begin in short order.

ZENIT reports that, "after having obtained the consent of His Holiness Benedict XVI," Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, who has served as head of the Jesuits since 1983, announced that GC35 will be a Congregation of Election, proving the weeks of speculation correct that he will leave the helm of the church's largest religious community at that time.

Previous Whispers coverage here. More in the morning.