The Founder of JRS
Fr. Pedro Arrupe was the superior general of the society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983. It was often remarked during his life, that the 27th superior general of the Jesuits physically resemble Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of Jesuits. Not only did they look alike, but Don Pedro, as he was affectionately called, is credited with ‘refounding’ the Jesuits order following the profound social values in the sixties. In a prophetic and practical gesture, called his last testament to the society, Fr. Arrupe founded the Jesuits refugee service in 1980.