The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain, Bishop Ricardo Blazquez, sent a letter of congratulations to the Society of Jesus for the election of Father Adolfo Nicolas of Spain as the new superior general of the Jesuits.
“The Society of Jesus has an enormous importance and I congratulate you,” Bishop Blazquez.
“I am sure that together with his companions, in communion with the Holy Father, Father Nicolas will be able to carry ahead the mission that the Lord has entrusted to you,” he added.
Bishop Blazquez recalled that the new superior is from Palencia, a diocese which Bishop Blazquez led from 1992 to 1995. He also quoted St. Teresa of Avila who said that the people of that diocese are “great and noble.”