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Pope Francis meeting with Jesuits in Kazakhstan, Sept. 15, 2022

Pope Francis says that he tried to help Ukraine, Russia prisoner swap

Sep 29, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has said that he was involved in a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine. Read more

Jesuit Father David Pantaleón

Cuban dictatorship expels superior of Jesuits from the island

Sep 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not... Read more

Members of Actívate (Get Active) deliver more than 33,000 signatures to the Mexican Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and the attorney general’s office Aug. 24, 2022, demanding justice for two Jesuit priests murdered in June.

More than 33,000 signatures presented to Mexican authorities demanding justice for slain priests

Aug 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Mexican platform Actívate (Get Active) on Aug. 24 delivered the signatures to the Ministry of the Interior and 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

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Mexico’s faithful encouraged to bring photos of victims of violence to churches July 24

Jul 19, 2022

By David Ramos

Religious leaders have asked that July be a time of prayer for peace in Mexico. 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

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Church leaders in Mexico call for days of prayer for peace amid increasing violence

Jul 5, 2022

By David Ramos

“There is a wound to heal and there is the strength that the country needs today to build peace,” the... Read more

Black Lives Matter flag and LGBT pride flag fly outside Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, in April 2022.

Bishop revokes Catholic status of Jesuit school flying LGBT, Black Lives Matter flags

Jun 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McManus said flying the flags in front of a Catholic school "sends a mixed, confusing and scandalous message"... Read more

Pope Francis with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City on June 30, 2015.

Benedict XVI was ‘a prophet’ of Church’s future, Pope Francis tells Malta’s Jesuits

Apr 14, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It will be a Church that is more spiritual, poorer and less political,’ Pope Francis said. 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

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., pictured in 2010.

Jailed Indian Jesuit Fr. Stan Swamy dies at age 84

Jul 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He spent his final months jailed for his activism on behalf of Indian society’s lowest castes. Read more

A group of students from Jesuit High School, an all-boys school in Tampa, Florida, praying in front of a statue of Our Lady.

How a 'culture of conversion' transformed a Catholic high school

Jun 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

An all-boys Catholic high school in Tampa, Florida is attracting attention for fostering a faith-filled environment that helped lead nearly... 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

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

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Apr 8, 2021

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... Read more

Fr. Adolf Kajpr. Credit: Vojtech Novotny (CC BY-SA 4.0).

‘A martyr who died laughing’: Cause of priest imprisoned by Nazis and communists advances

Jan 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The sainthood cause of a Catholic priest who was imprisoned by both the Nazis and the communists has advanced with... Read more

Fr. Stan Swany, S.J.

Indian Jesuit remains in jail, despite call for release from Asian bishops and international groups

Oct 26, 2020

Fr. Stan Swamy, S.J., was arrested Oct. 8 by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s counter-terrorism task force. The Federation of... Read more