Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ has been elected president of the Union of Superiors General (USG). 

This group represents religious orders and congregations of brothers and priests around the world in almost all countries.

"I feel humbled to be chosen" said Fr. Sosa. “Religious provide an important and prophetic contribution in the Church today. They are working at dangerous frontiers and in difficult situations bringing the Good News and helping people find reconciliation and peace." 

The USG exists since 1955 and brings together General Superiors of the male religious orders and congregations.

Fr. Sosa committed the USG to ongoing collaboration with its sister organization, the UISG, which represents the female General Superiors.

Finally Fr. Sosa also thanked the outgoing president Fr. Mauro Jöhri, O.F.M. Cap. and Fr. Michael Brehl C.Ss.R., acting President, for their dedication and service.