This visit encourages the Province in the breath of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) - Promoting Discernment and Spiritual Exercises; Walking with the Excluded; Journeying with Youth; Caring for our Common Home - adopted and published by the Society of Jesus on 19 February 2019. Thus the reason for the selection of the theme: “With the youth, for the protection of our Common Home”. “Common Home” implies not only spiritual attitudes towards Creation and discernment (responsible consumption, responsibility towards future generations, etc.), but also a dimension of combating exclusion (ecological refugees, illegal expropriation, etc.). By taking care of the Common Home, we guarantee a better future for the younger generations.
The stay of Father General in the Central Africa Province can be summarized in three aspects: visiting the Jesuit companions, meeting with local authorities (ecclesial, diplomatic, etc.) and exchanges with partners in mission (collaborators, friends, former students, Ignatian spirituality movements, etc.). The Superior General will visit some houses and works of the Province. Two General Assistants, Fratern Masawe and Vernon D’Cunha, and the President of JCAM, Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, will accompany him.
After the trip, we will come back to some key moments of Father General’s passage to Central Africa.