Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, has appointed Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the JRS International Office in Rome.
28th September 2016
The International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, has appointed Fr Aloysious Mowe SJ as the Director of Advocacy and Communications at the JRS International Office in Rome. Fr Mowe currently serves as the Country Director for JRS Australia, a position he has held since January 2011. He will begin his term at the JRS International Office on 1st May 2017.
The Australian Jesuit Province and the Board of JRS Australia will begin a search process for a new Country Director for JRS Australia in mid-October 2016, with open advertisements for the position. The expectation is that a new Country Director will be in place by February 2017. Fr Mowe will continue to serve as Country Director until then.
Founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus, JRS has a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Headquartered in Rome with ten regional offices around the world, and a presence in over 45 countries, JRS serves up to 950,000 refugees per year. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term wellbeing of refugees and displaced people, while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs.
Sr Annette Cunliffe RSC, Chair, The Board of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia