Venezuela's Arturo Sosa Becomes First Non-European "Black Pope" - Head of the Jesuits - Latin American Herald Tribune

Arturo Sosa is the first non-European to become the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic Order also known as the Jesuits. He replaces the Spain's Adolfo Nicolas who is retiring. ROME -- Venezuela's Arturo Sosa Abascal, 64, ...

Jesuits elect new leader, a Latin American like the Jesuit pope - Reuters

Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new leader of the Roman Catholic religious order of the Jesuits, is seen in this handout photo released by the Jesuits press office in Rome, Italy, October 14, 2016. Jesuits Press Office Handout via Reuters. ROME The ...

Pontiff's order elects first non-European 'black pope' - Gulf Today

VATICAN CITY: For the first time in its almost 500-year history, the Roman Catholic Jesuit order on Friday elected a non-European as its leader, a post informally known as the "black pope." Arturo Sosa, 67, a Venezuelan with a doctorate in political ...

Jesuits elect first Superior General from Latin America - Independent Catholic News

Following a voting process which began at 9am local time the Jesuits have elected Father Arturo Sosa Abascal SJ, of the Venezuelan Province, as their Superior General. The news was received shortly after 11am this morning. Arturo Sosa was born in ...

New leader of the Jesuits elected - Scottish Catholic Observer

The Venezuelan priest marks the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, and he becomes leader of the Church's largest religious order. The vote, which took place earlier today in Rome, sees him succeed his Spanish predecessor, ...

Jesuits elect Venezuelan as new head of order - National Catholic Reporter

Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa, right, greets Jesuit Fr. Arturo Ernesto, after Sosa was elected as superior general in Rome Oct. 14. (CNS/Don Doll, S.J.). Carol Glatz Catholic News Service | Oct. 14, 2016. PrintPDF. Jesuit Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, a member of ...