He confessed that the pandemic challenged the ability
of the Conference and its members to adjust and adapt. Yet, according to Fr.
Moreno, this year’s exceptional situation has allowed the Jesuits, their
partners and their works to hear the calls for solidarity, especially for the refugees
in Indonesia and Myanmar. A real solidarity has been shown. In fact, in their
virtual meetings, several networks of apostolic activities (social apostolate,
education, Ignatian spirituality, culture of protection, among others) explored
new possibilities for inter-sectoral collaboration during this period. All the
Provinces and Regions of Asia-Pacific are involved, according to their local
contexts, in the accompaniment of the poor and vulnerable.
The JCAP President once again underlined how
much grace Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, who belonged to one of the Provinces of the Conference,
was a source of grace even on the occasion of his death. Throughout his life,
during his illness and in his passage to the heaven, he will have been a sign
of the presence of God among us. Finally, he mentioned that a discernment
group, in connection with The Beijing
Center, was looking into the Chinese mission.