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Father Arturo Sosa, the newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus, prepares to say Mass at the Gesu in Rome, Oct. 15, 2016.

When it comes to Venezuela, new Jesuit head 'critical' of Maduro regime

Oct 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

A fellow Jesuit who has known Fr. Arturo Sosa for more than 50 years has said the newly elected head... Read more

Priest shot with rubber bullets during student protest in South Africa

Oct 11, 2016

A Jesuit priest was shot in the face with rubber bullets by police in Johannesburg while trying to protect student... Read more

A view of the southern Kathmandu Valley, near Godawari, Nepal.

How a Jesuit school in Nepal is helping earthquake survivors manage trauma

Aug 21, 2015

A Jesuit primary school located near Kathmandu is using increased counselling and student-parent orientation programs to help both children and... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

The Pope's Lent retreat: Bucking tradition or just being his Jesuit self?

Feb 27, 2015

By Ann Schneible

While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one... Read more

Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar (second from left) seen with his family after his release, February 2015.

Jesuit priest's cheerful disposition kept hope alive during Afghan captivity

Feb 27, 2015

By Elise Harris

A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for... Read more

Ruins in Homs, Syria, as seen in April, 2014.

Jesuit laments car bomb attack in Syria, scorns media silence

Jan 28, 2015

By Oliver Maksan

“Most of them were students at the university, young people who had not left the city. So what sort of... Read more

Procession of the relics of St. Francis Xavier in Old Goa outside Se Cathedral on his feast day, Dec. 3, 2014.

Huge crowds flock to see St Francis Xavier's relics on his feast day

Dec 5, 2014

On Wednesday, the 462nd anniversary of his death, an estimated 200,000 people visited Se Cathedral in Old Goa to venerate... Read more

Faithful venerate the relics of St. Francis Xavier at the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa.

Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Sep 30, 2014

Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis... Read more

Jesuits' history shows trust in God amid trials, Pope Francis says

Sep 29, 2014

The suppression and subsequent restoration of the Society of Jesus shows the importance of discernment and trusting in God even... Read more

Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square during his June 18, 2014 General Audience.

Korea trip fulfills the dream of the seminarian Jorge Bergoglio

Aug 13, 2014

As a young man and a Jesuit still in formation, Jorge Bergoglio longed to become a missionary in the Far... Read more

Fr. Frans van der Lugt, S.J., who was murdered in Homs, April 7, 2014.

Priest murdered in Syria witnessed to Christ's love

Apr 7, 2014

A priest of the Society of Jesus who refused to leave his flock in the Syrian city of Homs was... Read more