Saturday, October 15, 2016

About Arturo Sosa Abascal S.J. - from Wikipedia Spanish language edition

Studies Doctor in Political Science
Alma mater Andres Bello Catholic University
Central University of Venezuela
Website General Curia of the Society of Jesus

Arturo Sosa Abascal

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  1. Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ (born December as November as 1948 ) is a priest Catholic Venezuelan . The 14 of October of 2016 , the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus , the religious order most numerous of the Catholic Church , chose him as the thirty - first Superior General of the Society of Jesus . succeeds to Adolfo Nicolas Pachon SJ , who served in it for eight years. It is considered one of the most important cultural and social references of Venezuela.


    Arturo Marcelino Sosa Abascal was born in Caracas ( Venezuela ) on 12 November 1948. It is delegated to the Curia and the houses and interprovincial works of the Society of Jesus in Rome , and is a director of General Father . He holds a degree in philosophy from the Catholic University Andres Bello (1972) and a doctorate in political science from the Central University of Venezuela .
    In the General Congregation 35 held in 2008 he was chosen by the Father General Adolfo Nicolás as Director General. And in 2014 he joined the Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome as a delegate to the Curia and the houses and interprovincial works of the Society of Jesus in Rome. It is institutions that depend directly on the Superior General of the Jesuits and for appointing a delegate. These include, in addition to the General Curia, the Pontifical Gregorian University , the Pontifical Biblical Institute , the Pontifical Oriental Institute , the Vatican Observatory , as well as various International and Residential Schools.
    Between 1996 and 2004 was Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Venezuela. He was previously coordinator of the social apostolate in this country and director of Gumilla Center , a research and social action of the Jesuits in Venezuela. Along with that I was responsible for the magazine SIC, which won under his leadership in 1979 National Journalism Award. 
    Father Arturo Sosa has a long history of dedication to teaching and research. He has played several positions and functions in the university. He has been professor and member of the Foundation Board of the Andres Bello Catholic University and Rector of the Catholic University of Tachira . Especially he pursued research and teaching in the field of political science, in different centers and institutions, as the Chair of Contemporary Political Theory and the Department of Social Change in Venezuela at the School of Social Sciences. He has been a researcher at the Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Political Science at the Central University of Venezuela and, at the same university, professor at the School of Political Studies at the Department of History of the political ideas of Venezuela. In 2004 he was invited by the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University in the United States was professor and professor of the Department of Venezuelan Political Thought of the Catholic University of Tachira.
    He has published several works, especially on Venezuelan history and politics.


  2. Europa Press, ed. (14 October 2016). "The Venezuelan Arturo Sosa Abascal, new Superior General of the Jesuits' . Retrieved on October 14, 2016.
  3. Sosa Abascal, Arturo (1999). "From the liberal tyranny to democracy threatened" . In Bernal, Josefina. The reason and passion. Around Manuel Caballero. Caracas: Fondo Editorial Humanities, Central University of Venezuela. p. 100. ISBN 980-00-1507-8 . Retrieved on October 14, 2016.

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