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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


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


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

Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro speaks April 5, 2013 at the presentation of the digital version of La Civilta Cattolica.

Pope's actions have clear Ignatian roots, Jesuit notes at digital debut

Apr 5, 2013

At the launch of its first digital publication, the director of a prominent Jesuit Catholic magazine said the Pope’s actions... Read more

Andrew Vece has been Porter at the home of the Jesuits since January 2008.

Jesuit doorman surprised by Pope's phone call

Mar 15, 2013

He thought it was a joke. The young doorman at the Jesuit motherhouse in Rome never expected to receive a... Read more