Russell Pollitt SJ

Show BioHide BioDirector of the Jesuit Institute South Africa and Editor-in-Chief of spotlight.africa. He studied the social sciences, theology and communications. He worked as pastor of the Jesuit’s downtown parish in Johannesburg, South Africa, for 7 years before moving to the Jesuit Institute. He is interested in the relationship between faith and society and the contribution that faith can make to public policy. He regularly comments on politics in South Africa and issues in the Catholic Church. He conducts workshops in South Africa on social media and the human person.

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Synod 2018 – We must ask for forgiveness

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At Monday’s press briefing for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, a bishop said that the Church must ask young people for forgiveness for the kind of world we have created. Russell Pollitt SJ writes from Rome. The Synod Fathers had Monday off while the firs... More »

Synod 2018 — Ministering online

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The sad reality of migrant youth and their families and how the Church should use the digital world was the focus of the daily Synod of Bishops on Youth, the Faith and Vocational Discernment press briefing writes Russell Pollitt SJ from Rome. The mental health... More »

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