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Father Marko Rupnik

Jesuits ask Father Marko Rupnik to stay close to Rome during ‘ongoing preliminary inquiries’

Jan 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Rupnik has been accused of the sexual, spiritual, and psychological abuse of women from a religious community with which he... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

Jan 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We fully accept and understand the indignation, anger, and disappointment of the victims and their loved ones,” the Slovenian Jesuits... Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Report: Vatican investigator says Father Rupnik and hierarchy’s ‘complicit silence’ ruined victims’ lives

Dec 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Daniele Libanari made the comments in a letter he wrote to Italian priests obtained by the Associated Press. Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit's 36th General Congregation.

Jesuit superior says that Fr. Marko Rupnik was excommunicated in 2019

Dec 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik incurred an automatic excommunication in 2019 for absolving a woman he had sex with, the... Read more

Father Hans Zollner

Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik

The statements by Father Hans Zollner mark another development in the widening controversy surrounding Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Former Jesuit provincial on the Rupnik case: It is a ‘tsunami’ of lack of transparency

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A former provincial for the Society of Jesus demanded full transparency from his community in dealing with the current situation... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Who is the Jesuit priest and artist that has been accused of abusing at least nine consecrated women in the... Read more

Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered June 20, 2022.

One month after murder of two priests, Jesuits in Mexico decry impunity

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a July 20 statement, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus demanded justice for the victims of violence. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace, July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis jokes about upcoming Canada trip: 'They say it's not easy, I think it is'

Jul 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from... Read more

Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ.

Two Jesuit priests killed in a church in Mexico

Jun 21, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday that two of their priests were killed Monday inside a church in a mountainous... Read more

American, gay pride, and BLM flags being flown at Nativity School of Worcester in Worcester, Mass.

College enters fray with bishop over gay pride, BLM flags at Jesuit school

Apr 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A group of students, staff, and alumni at the College of the Holy Cross are petitioning the administration to disinvite... Read more

Father Willie Doyle, S.J.

Father Willie Doyle, World War I military chaplain, deserves sainthood cause, Irish group says

Mar 14, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Willie Doyle, S.J. was an Irish priest whose heroic sacrifices as a military chaplain during World War I were... Read more

Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, says a Mass commemorating the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore the Farmer, with Pope Francis concelebrating, at the Church of the Gesù in Rome, March 12, 2022.

Pope Francis: The saints show us how to live in communion with the Church

Mar 12, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of the canonization of saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri,... Read more

A still from the film “St. Francis Xavier: To the Ends of the Earth”.

St. Francis Xavier: New EWTN film marks 400th anniversary of canonization

Mar 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The film will be screened at a Rome Jesuit church housing a relic of the saint. Read more

Pope Francis speaks to Jesuits at the apostolic nunciature in Athens, Greece, Dec. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis: Halving of Jesuit numbers worldwide is a lesson in humility

Dec 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have to get used to humiliation,’ the pope told Jesuits in Greece. Read more

St. John Paul II, founder of the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, circa 1992.

Two Jesuit priests win 2021 Centesimus Annus prize for Catholic social teaching

Dec 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Two Jesuit priests have been named the winners of the 2021 edition of the Centesimus Annus Foundation’s prize for writing... Read more

The Martyrs of Zenta.

Argentine bishops welcome Vatican recognition of priests' 1683 martyrdom

Oct 15, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Bishops in Argentina have welcomed the promulgation of a decree by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that regards... Read more

A 16th-century painting of St. Ignatius in armor.

A cannonball that changed the world: Pope Francis marks 500 years since St. Ignatius’ conversion

May 23, 2021

The first Jesuit pope sent a video message marking the start of an Ignatian Year. Read more

Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, S.J., who was appointed Bishop of Hong Kong May 17, 2021.

Hong Kong bishop appointment shows pope's preference for religious

May 21, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For several informed sources inside the Vatican, the appointment of the Fr. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a Jesuit, as Bishop of... Read more

Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Credit: Mariusz S. Jurgielewicz/Shutterstock.

After investigation, priest who presided at Biden inaugural Mass resigns as Santa Clara U president

May 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Santa Clara University president Father Kevin O’Brien, S.J., engaged in questionable behavior at informal dinners with Jesuit graduate students, the... Read more