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Nigerian priest shares harrowing story of being kidnapped

Jun 12, 2017

It was supposed to be a quiet retreat weekend last April for Fr. Sam Okwuidegbe, a Nigerian Jesuit priest and... Read more

Italian exorcist to Jesuit leader: No, the devil isn't just a 'symbol'

Jun 2, 2017

Italian priest and exorcist Fr. Sante Babolin said that “the devil, Satan, exists” and that “evil is not an abstraction,”... Read more

Fr. John Sullivan in his twenties.

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Apr 26, 2017

Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the... Read more

Sanda Green Thomas, president of GU272 Descendants Association, speaks at the Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at Georgetown University, April 18, 2017.

Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Apr 19, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn... Read more

Pope Francis with the community of La Civilta Cattolica in the Clementine Hall, Feb. 9, 2017.

Pope Francis praises expansion of historic Jesuit newspaper

Feb 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

As the historic Jesuit-run paper La Civilta Cattolica for the first time rolled out four new language editions other than... Read more

Pope Francis meets director Martin Scorsese in the Vatican Nov. 30, 2016.

Pope Francis meets Martin Scorsese, director of 'Silence,' at Vatican

Nov 30, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday, Pope Francis added world famous director Martin Scorsese to the list of Hollywood stars he has welcomed for... Read more

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

Venezuelan Fr. Arturo Sosa elected as new head of Jesuit order

Oct 14, 2016

By Elise Harris

After several weeks of discussion and discernment, the Jesuit order has elected Fr. Arturo Sosa as their new Superior General,... 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

Pope Francis washes the feet of migrants and refugees during Holy Thursday Mass March 24, 2016.

The world needs a merciful response to refugees, Pope Francis says

Sep 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a world marked by increasing war and conflict, Pope Francis said a generous and merciful response to those fleeing... 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

Ennio Morricone.

Oscar-winning composer pens Mass for the Pope

Jun 12, 2015

The musical settings of Ennio Morricone are more likely to be heard at a movie theater than a church, but... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass July 7, 2013.

Does Francis like being Pope? A behind-the-scenes chat in the Philippines

Jan 29, 2015

During his pastoral visit to the Philippines Jan. 15-19, Pope Francis held an unscheduled meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature in... Read more

Pope Francis has dinner with Jesuits on the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola July 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit General Curia.

Pope surprises Jesuits for dinner on feast of Saint Ignatius

Aug 1, 2014

By Elise Harris

In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to... Read more

Pope Francis attended a Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonization St. Jose de Anchieta at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Rome, April 24, 2014.

Pope receives sculpture of newly canonized 'Apostle of Brazil'

May 5, 2014

The Diocese of La Laguna on the Spanish island of Tenerife has sent Pope Francis a bronze sculpture of St.... Read more

Priests.

Priest dismissed from Society of Jesus had 'lost his way'

Jan 16, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Father John Dear, a longtime activist for peace and nonviolence who has been dismissed from the Jesuits, is impassioned yet... Read more

Saint Peter Faber.

Jesuit rector in Rome grateful for Pope's 'Ignatian heritage'

Jan 14, 2014

Pope Francis' Jesuit formation is a blessing for the whole Church, says one Society of Jesus priest who recently concelebrated... Read more

   Fr. Edward T. Oakes, S.J. Photo courtesy of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit theologian remembered for scholarship, joyfulness

Dec 6, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic theologian and professor Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. died in St. Louis Dec. 6, prompting his colleagues to remember... Read more

Pope Francis outside of the Chiesa del Gesu before celebrating Mass for the July 31, 2013 Feast of St. Ignatius. ANSA/CLAUDIO PERI

Pope focuses on centrality of Christ and Church for Jesuits

Jul 31, 2013

Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of Saint Ignatius in Rome by reminding his fellow Jesuits of the dual centrality of... Read more

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Pope calls Jesuit magazine to dialogue without relativism

Jun 15, 2013

Pope Francis met with the staff of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica on Friday morning, encouraging them to dialogue... Read more

Father Antonio Spadaro discusses La Civilta Cattolica with CNA during an April 2013 interview.

Jesuit writers get quick answer to papal audience request

Jun 10, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Just one month after their request, Pope Francis has scheduled a private audience with the college of writers from La... Read more