Father Frederick J. Green, S.J. has been named the winner of the 2013 Peruvian Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations Peace Prize. Born in Hawaii, Fr. Green, 91, was an American aviation pilot during the Second World War, and arrived in Peru in 1959. Fr Green won the prize in the civil society category, under the sub-category of Natural Person.
Since his arrival in Peru, Fr. Green has devoted himself to the social apostolate, mainly in the field of formation, always focusing on the less fortunate. He is the founder of two colleges in Tacna (Cristo Rey and Miguel Pro). He developed a program of voluntary summer camps, aimed at supporting groups which are financially disadvantaged. He also developed various aid programs for students who had limited means.
Father Green is considered by many generations of students not only as a teacher and a friend, but also as a true guide who has accompanied them along the way to adulthood. Today, as spiritual director at the Miguel Pro College in Tacna, he continues his spiritual and ecumenical commitments.
June 20, 2018 - Pope Francis speaks out on behalf of migrant families and mothers separated from their children at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problem.
June 14, 2018 - Rep. Juan Vargas read a letter on the U.S. House Floor by Jesuit West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, calling for support for the peaceful negotiation of a solution to the crisis in Nicaragua and for respect for the physical safety of all Nicaraguans.
June 11, 2018 - Bishop of San Diego, Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy ordained on Saturday, June 9, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in San Ysidro, California, four Jesuit Priests: Fr. JT Tanner, SJ , Fr. Elías Puentes, SJ, Fr. Alejandro Báez-González, SJ, and Fr. Thomas Flowers, SJ.
June 10, 2018 - The Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus held its Ordination Mass near the U.S.-Mexico border to call attention to the plight of immigrants. Province leaders and priests also participated in a Prayer Rally on June 8 at Chicano Park in San Diego in support of immigrants.