Georgetown University. | Credit: Shutterstock

Jesuits, Georgetown Donate $27 Million to Fund for Slave Descendants

Sep 14, 2023

With the additional funding, the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation’s fund has now reached 42% of its five-year goal of $100 million.

Daniel Ortega. | Credit: Flickr de la OEA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Nicaragua Government Revokes Jesuits' Legal Status, Confiscates All Their Assets

Aug 24, 2023

The government of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua on Wednesday revoked the legal personhood of the Society of Jesus and ordered the transfer of all its assets to the state. 

A 17th-century statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Spanish sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés. | Jl FilpoC via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0).

How St. Ignatius of Loyola Became the Patron Saint of Soldiers

Jul 31, 2023

Besides being the founder of one of the largest religious orders in the world and the author of the “Spiritual Exercises,” St. Ignatius of Loyola is also the patron saint of soldiers. Here’s how this Iberian soldier-turned-priest and missionary was canonized a saint and came to be the protector and patron of soldiers across the world.

Pope Francis spoke about the Christian roots of Hungary during his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 3, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis Revisits "very painful" Jesuit Abductions in 1970s Argentina

May 10, 2023

Pope Francis has reflected on the “deep wounds” the Argentine dictatorship caused to two Jesuit priests the government abducted and tortured in the 1970s while the future pontiff was provincial of the Society of Jesus in Argentina.

Chart showing asteroids named after Jesuits. | Br. Robert Macke S.J./Vatican Observatory

Newly-discovered Asteroids Named after Jesuits — and a Pope

Feb 21, 2023

The Vatican Observatory announced this week the naming of four newly-discovered asteroids after notable Catholics, including Pope Gregory XIII, who began the tradition of papal astronomers and observatories.

Pope Francis meets with Jesuits in South Sudan on 4 February 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

World Immersed in Pagan Culture with “own idols, gods”: Pope Francis to Jesuits in S.Sudan

Feb 16, 2023

During the fraternal conversation that Pope Francis had with members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Juba, South Sudan, the Holy Father cautioned against “pagan culture”, which he said “has its own idols and gods” and that it has pervaded the world, the Jesuit-run journal, La Civiltà Cattolica reported Thursday, February 16.

Pope Francis met with bishops, priests, and religious in St. Theresa Cathedral in Juba, South Sudan, on Feb. 4, 2023. / Vatican Media

"I believe Pope’s ministry is for life": Pope Francis in Meeting with Jesuits in DR Congo

Feb 16, 2023

Pope Francis addressed once again the question of whether he will resign the papacy in two conversations with Jesuit priests in Africa this month.

Pope Francis Says that He Tried to Help Ukraine, Russia Prisoner Swap

Sep 29, 2022

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

Jesuit Father David Pantaleón | Photo credit: David Pantaleón Facebook

Cuban Dictatorship Expels Superior of Jesuits from the Island

Sep 15, 2022

The Cuban dictatorship has expelled Father David Pantaleón, who served as superior of the Jesuits, from the island by not renewing his residency permit.

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace, July 3, 2022. Vatican Media/CNA

"They say it's not easy, I think it is": Pope Francis Jokes about Upcoming Canada Trip

Jul 11, 2022

After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from July 24-30.

Pope Francis greets Jesuit Superior General Father Arturo Sosa in the Clementine Hall on Feb. 9, 2017. Vatican Media.

The Saints Show Us How to Live in Communion With the Church: Pope Francis

Mar 12, 2022

Saturday marked the 400th anniversary of the canonization of saints Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Isidore the Farmer.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Ensure Access to Information Bill is Enacted: Zambia’s Faith, Civil Leaders to Government

Feb 27, 2022

Officials of the Civil Society Organization (CSO), Access to Information (ATI) Coalition on Zambia, are calling on the country’s leadership to make every effort to ensure the ATI Bill is enacted into law as soon as possible.

Students at Mungula Secondary School, Uganda, feel that the new infrastructure has strengthened their resolve to continue with education. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuits in Uganda Give Refugee Girls’ Schools Facelift to Boost Uptake of Sciences

Feb 13, 2022

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), is constructing laboratories in girls’ schools for refugees in Uganda to boost their performance in science subjects.

Representatives of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) member organizations who met in Nairobi to discuss financing for post-COVID-19 recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 26-27 January 2022. Credit: JENA

Africa Walking “financial tightrope”, Jesuits Say amid Calls for Global Support

Jan 28, 2022

African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.

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

Halving of Jesuit Numbers Worldwide a Lesson in Humility: Pope Francis

Dec 16, 2021

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

A section of prison officers in charge of juvenile correctional facilities in Kenya pose for a photo session after completing a training by the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) at Kamiti Maximum Prison. Credit: African Jesuit AIDS Network

Jesuits Equip Kenyan Prison Officers with “life skills” to Help Young Offenders

Dec 7, 2021

Over 20 prison officers who oversee the custody of hundreds of youths at juvenile correctional institutions in Kenya have successfully undergone training to help them in equipping young offenders with important life skills.

Animation image showing the Pandora Papers Expose. Credit: International Consortium if Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

Jesuits in Africa Advocate for “renaissance” to Encourage Investments within the Continent

Nov 25, 2021

Officials of the Jesuit Conference for Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are calling for an “African renaissance” that would see appropriate financial regulations reinforced and policies put in place to foster investments within the African continent.

The Logo of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network-Africa (JENA) and Caritas Africa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuits in Africa Partner with Caritas to Address Continent’s Food Crisis

Jun 28, 2021

The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Caritas Africa have resolved to collaborate in empowering local communities on the continent to participate in the policy-making processes that seek to foster food security.

Fr. Peter Kimani, National Chaplain of the Kenya Prisons Services and Fr. Matambura Ismael of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar at the commissioning of prison catechists at the end of the catechists' training in Nairobi on Thursday, June 24.Credit: ACI Africa/JCAM

Jesuits Train Catechists in Kenyan Prisons to Equip Inmates with Coping Skills

Jun 25, 2021

Working in Kenyan Prisons has never been easy for spiritual caregivers who share the psychological burden of those locked behind bars.

Some refugees at the Palabek Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Missionary Priest in Uganda Lauds Country for Being “a haven for refugees”

Jun 21, 2021

A Catholic Missionary Priest heading a refugee settlement in Uganda has lauded the East African nation for providing a safe haven for refugees and urged other countries to follow suit.