“As superior general,” Father Arturo Sosa said of Father Nicolás, “he brought to the Society his deep missionary vocation that helped us to see the universality of the mission from the perspective and the passion of presenting the Good News in all corners of the world.”
Father Daniel Flaherty, S.J., who died February 13, 2019, shared his gifts with the Society of Jesus and the church throughout his long career as a Jesuit priest.
On Christmas Eve 1818, in the church of St. Nicholas in Oberndorf near Salzburg, “Stille Nacht” (“Silent Night”) was sung for the first time. Today, the carol has been translated into some 300 languages.
Pope Francis ends his official visit to Vilnius on Sunday evening at the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights, housed in the former headquarters of the K.G.B.