Fr Kolvenbach resigns

January 15, 2008 in General, News

kolv_res.jpgThe Jesuit America Magazine is one publication that quotes the outgoing Father General:

“With the blessing of the Holy Father granted the 20th of June 2005 and after having obtained a positive vote from the Assistants for provident care and from the Provincials of the whole Society on the seriousness of the reasons to resign, I present now to the judgment of the General Congregation my resignation as Superior General of the Society of Jesus.”

Fr Kolvenbach, who had secured Pope Benedict’s permission to tender his resignation to the Jesuit General Congregation, praised the delegates for the “elegant way which you have found to fire me.”

See a slideshow of Fr Kolvenbach’s resignation on the Creighton University website. To read all stories in AMDG relating to GC35, click here.