can we respond to Pope Francis’ invitation to create a ‘new normal’? What is
the impact of COVID on our world order? How can we resist the temptation to try
to put all the pieces back together as they were?
were some of the questions considered at recent meetings of the Council of
Father General. The Council members worked with the authors of the book Nella fine è l’inizio (In the End there
is the Beginning) by Mauro Magatti and Chiara Giaccardi. They also welcomed the
input of Dominic Chai, a Jesuit scholastic on internship (his “regency” in
Ignatian terms) with the Vatican COVID-19 commission.
two short interviews with Professors Magatti and Giaccardi below.