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Pope Francis receives the Superior General of the Sodalitium in a private audience

Pope Francis with the Superior General of the Sodalitium of Christian Life

The Superior General of the Sodalitium of Christian Life, José David Correa, asked Pope Francis to be received in a private audience, within the framework of the Assembly of the Union of Superiors General (USG) in Rome from November 22nd to 24th, in which Religious communities with Pontifical Approval participate.

Meeting with the Holy Father

This significant meeting took place on December 1st, 2023, in the study of the Paul VI Room in the Vatican. During the audience, our Superior General shared with the Holy Father updated information about the reality of the Sodalitium of Christian Life, addressing various aspects linked to the life and apostolic mission of our community. The Holy Father encouraged him to continue renewal efforts in communion with the Church. Previously, in 2021, Pope Francis also received the current Superior General in a private audience .

José David Correa highlighted that the Holy Father is fully informed about the continuous accompaniment that the Sodalitium receives from the Holy See through the delegates designated by the Dicastery for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Pope Francis with the Superior General of the Sodalitium of Christian Life

Papa Francisco en audiencia privada con el Superior General del Sodalicio en el estudio de la Sala Paulo VI en el Vaticano.

Pope Francis in private audience with the Superior General of the Sodalitium in the study of the Paul VI Room in the Vatican.

In the dialogue they discussed the work that Fray Guillermo Rodríguez, OFM, has been carrying out since 2019 as Delegate ad nutum to advise and support the Superior General and the general government of the Sodalitium. In addition, the constant advice of Card was emphasized. Gianfranco Ghirlanda, SJ in the revision of the Constitutions and in the renewal of formation; as well as the support provided by Card. Joseph Tobin, C.SS.R. in matters related to the economic management of the Sodalicio.

The Superior General of the Sodalitium also informed His Holiness that he has a little more than a year left in his current period of government in the Sodalitium and highlighted the hard work underway, carried out in close collaboration with the pontifical delegates, for the preparation of the next General Assembly of the Sodalitium to be held at the beginning of 2025.

“I have thanked the Holy Father for having responded so promptly to the request I made days before to be received in a private audience, as well as for his closeness and concern for the Sodalitium,” José David Correa shares with us. “In the conversation, I reiterated our constant willingness to collaborate with the authorities of the Church, as we have always done, especially with the work of the recent Scicluna-Bertomeu mission sent by the Holy Father to Peru last July .”

“The Holy Father thanked us for the prayers that we have always offered him and asked that we continue to raise prayers to the Lord for him and his intentions,” said José David.