News
Fr. Anthony J. Corcoran, SJ
Father Anthony Corcoran, SJ, installed as Apostolic Administrator in Kyrgyzstan

Gaudete Sunday, December 17, was a big day for the small but enthusiastic local Church of Kyrgyzstan. In the simple Catholic cathedral of Bishkek, Father Anthony James Corcoran, SJ, of the USA Central and Southern Province, was installed as apostolic administrator. 

In the presence of parishioners from different areas of the country, Bishop José Luis Mumbiela of Almaty, Kazakhstan, representing the papal nuncio, presided at the liturgy and received Fr. Corcoran’s profession of faith and oath, and read the papal decree of appointment. 

Corcoran installation

Other bishops from Kazakhstan as well as the bishop of Uzbekistan concelebrated, as did the Jesuits working in the country along with other guests. 

Born in Arizona and raised in Texas, Fr. Corcoran has worked in the Russian Region since 1997. He served as regional superior of the Russian Region from January 2009 until February 2017. Prior to that he was the vicar general in Novosibirsk, Russia. Concurrently with his work as vicar general, he also served as rector and spiritual father in the Novosibirsk pre-seminary program.

Bishop Joseph Werth, SJ, of Novosibirsk, Russia, gave the homily. 

This story originally appeared on the Jesuits in Europe website and is used with permission. 





Recent News

Father Thomas J. Casey, SJ, died Jan. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. He was 90 years old, a Jesuit for 72 years and a priest for 60 years.

The board of directors of Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the Jesuit secondary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, appointed Fr. Timothy A. Howe, SJ, to serve as the school’s next president.

December 7, 2017 — The Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. stand with the Jesuits of Central America, as they denounce the repression of the Honduran people by government authorities.

Darren A. Walsh, chair of the board of trustees of Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver, today announced the selection of Michael J. O'Hagan as the next president of Arrupe Jesuit High School.

Brother A. Joseph Martin, SJ, died Dec. 4 in Grand Coteau, La., after a long illness. He was 88 years old and a Jesuit for 63 years.

On the 28th anniversary of the brazen and vicious killings of six Jesuits and two women in El Salvador, we share their stories.

St. Louis University High School senior Delton Utsey was a featured speaker at this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ) on Sunday, Nov. 5. He gave an impassioned presentation about his work for racial justice in St. Louis.

view all news

Search news

Publications






Ignatian Spirituality Institute

Rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, ISI shapes participants in principles of Ignatian Spirituality through academic study and experiential formation.