New JRS International Director_Br Michael

04 February 2023

Br Michael Schöpf SJ Appointed New JRS International Director

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is happy to announce that Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ has appointed Br Michael Schöpf SJ as the new JRS International Director. He succeeds Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, who has led JRS since October 2015. Br Schöpf, who has been serving as Deputy Director for the past two years, will assume leadership this summer. His appointment ensures continuity and stability to the work of JRS at this time of unprecedented forced displacement, with over 100 million people worldwide having been forced to leave their homes.

 

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