Posts Tagged ‘Jesuit priest’

Jesuit priest graduates from Islamic University

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

A Jesuit priest, has gained a doctorate from the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah in Jakarta. Gregorius Soetomo graduated cum laude on May 24. One of his dissertation supervisors and examiners was prominent Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra. He became the first Jesuit priest to earn a doctorate in Islamology from the prestigious Islamic university. “I use Read more

Jesuit Father Gregory Jordan remembered with love

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Emotional tributes are flowing from across Australia for beloved spiritual grandfather, Brisbane-based Jesuit Father Gregory Jordan, who died suddenly on July 19, aged 85. Born in Hamilton, New Zealand on 13 July 1930, Fr Jordan spent his secondary education in Wellington at St Patrick’s College. At 18 after leaving school he entered Loyola College, Watsonia, Read more

Vatican, Italian govt ‘cannot confirm’ Jesuit priest’s reported killing

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The Vatican and the Italian government early this week said they could not confirm a media report that abducted Jesuit priest Paolo Dall’Oglio had been executed by his captors. ”We have not received any information about this and we cannot confirm it, the deputy director of the Vatican press office, Ciro Benedettini, told Adnkronos. ”Obviously, Read more

Fate of Jesuit priest missing in Syria remains unknown

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The fate of a Jesuit priest who went missing in northern Syria last month remains unknown, Italy’s foreign minister said on Friday. “We have been receiving various reports that turn out to have no substance and which often appear aimed at derailing the investigation,” said Foreign Minister Emma Bonino. “We are dealing with warring groups,” Read more