Germany: Jesuitenmission celebrates

A change at the helm of Jesuitenmission, the Jesuit Missions office in Germany, is reason to celebrate. Klaus Väthröder SJ, the incoming director, has been director since 2000 of the Social Centre in Caracas, Venezuela, and brings to the job first-hand experience of working with the inner-city poor. Peter Balleis SJ, the outgoing director, is moving to an exciting new challenge: he is to become the director of JRS International in Rome, following Lluís Magriñà SJ who is moving on in November 2007.