Opening of his cause of beatification
In recent days, religious publications have focused their attention on Fr. Pedro Arrupe, Superior General of the Jesuits from 1965 to 1983. The cause of beatification of this great Jesuit was officially opened by the Vicariate of the Diocese of Rome on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 28 years to the day after the death of Fr. Arrupe.
Journalists interviewed Fr. Pascual Cebollada, SJ, postulator of the cause of Father Arrupe. Their articles highlighted various aspects of the former Jesuit leader: he was both the most beloved and controversial of the Jesuit Generals of the 20th century; he championed Vatican II and the changes proposed by the Council; he promoted dialogue with various spiritual and social currents, including, as sometimes implied, with Marxism.