Fr. Sosa answered several questions. About the characteristics of Jesuit universities today, he mentioned the aspiration to being recognized for the human quality of their graduates, responsible for themselves, for others and for the earth we inhabit. This quality should make us look at the world with the eyes of God, said the General of the Jesuits. In practice, this shall be translated into social sensitivity, in order to be able to hear the cry of the millions in real need. Universities, he underlined, should contribute to social change. And the source and inspiration for such a process is the Gospel.
Being questioned about the place of the intellectual apostolate in the Society of Jesus nowadays, Father General surprised the audience by explaining that the intellectual apostolate is not an apostolic sector. It is a characteristic of the charism of the Society and a dimension of the Jesuit way of proceeding: it should be part of every apostolate. What is an intellectual apostolate, he asked? It is to seek wisdom. It is not enough, therefore, for Jesuit Universities to promote knowledge and transmit it as an element of an overall human education. The true challenge is that it should be a way to proclaim the Good News, to grasp the presence of God in the world and the action of the Spirit in history. Father Sosa noticed that wisdom was not the accumulation of knowledge, but an attribute that is recognized in people whose level of humanity and maturity helps others to see further and deeper.