During a Mass last November celebrating the 100th anniversary of former Father General and founder of Jesuit Refugee Service Pedro Arrupe’s birth, current Father General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., spoke briefly of Fr Arrupe’s personality, describing him as a “man of the heart … a heart completely open and burning with love and compassion for his fellow man.”
It is from this heart that Jesuit Refugee Service was born. Today, JRS assists more than half a million refugees and forcibly displaced people in 57 countries worldwide.
After the mass, as a testimony to Fr. Arrupe’s vision, Fr. Nicolás inaugurated the JRS photo exhibition “Man on Fire.” This event traces the history of this global service for refugees.
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