On 25 June, Father Arturo Sosa wrote to the
Provincials and other leaders of the Society. The Superior General invited
Jesuits to pray for all those who, connected to the Society of Jesus in one way
or another, have died from the COVID-19 illness.
He encouraged the Provinces and communities of the
Society to continue to organize moments of prayer to present to the Lord those
Jesuits, their family members, friends and benefactors of the Society who died
during this pandemic.
Stressing that the General Curia is not necessarily
aware of the cause of death of each of the Jesuits who have died in recent
months, he nevertheless provided a list of 46 companions whose cause of death
has been officially attributed to the COVID-19.
May the Lord welcome them and may our solidarity
be strengthened by prayer in this time of trial.