On Saturday, July 13, Father Arturo Sosa began a demanding three-week journey to Provinces of the Jesuit Conference of Asia-Pacific. He will be visiting the Provinces of Korea, China and Japan in succession. It should be noted that the Chinese Province includes quite different territories from each other even if the Chinese culture unites them: these are Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
One might consider this just another visit for Father General. In a way, it can be seen as a “regular” activity of the Superior General who wants to know first-hand the lives of his companions and the challenges they encounter day by day in their apostolates and in the heart of such diverse religious and social contexts. However, this year, the visits include another element. Father Sosa decided that the reception of the Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society, promulgated only in February, would fare much better if he had the opportunity to explain them in person to fellow Jesuits and their partners in the mission.