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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.

Fridah Ijai, a Kenyan realism artist, describes painting in which she brings out the difference between the Even of the Old Testament and Mary, the Mother of Jesus who she describes as the 'New Eve'. The President of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar, Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator looks on. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Artist Paints “New Eve” and “New Adam” to Retell Africa’s Story of Hope, Beauty

Jun 11, 2021

In one of Fridah Ijai’s paintings, a young black woman is surrounded by green vegetation and a succulent flower bud of a banana plant. The woman’s attention is fixed on her palms that tenderly hold a cracked egg shell. Through the shell runs a breaking rope, which also cuts through the entire painting. A dove is perched on the upper part of the rope, which seems shinier than the lower part.

The official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Political Aspirants to Show How to Address Rising Inflation

Jun 9, 2021

Aspirants to various political positions in Zambia have been challenged to highlight ways they plan to address rising inflation in the Southern African nation if elected in the August 12 polls.

Poster of the ongoing virtual seminar by Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar/ Credit: Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).

African Scholars Highlight Clericalism, Patriarchy among Instruments of Abuse in Church

May 2, 2021

Clericalism and patriarchy are among the instruments used to advance abuse in the Catholic Church and society, African scholars participating in the ongoing virtual colloquium, which members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) spearheaded have said.

The logo of the newly-inaugurated Jesuits Southern Africa Province (SAP). / Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Jesuits in Southern Africa Urged to “foster deeper analysis” of Region’s Multiple Crises

Mar 26, 2021

Members of the newly-launched Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) have been urged to look for ways to address the multiple crises bedeviling the countries in the region. 

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Jesuits in South Africa Provide Guide for Ash Wednesday Celebration “at home, in family”

Feb 16, 2021

Catholics who will not be going to Church for the celebration of Ash Wednesday that marks the beginning of Lent have the option of marking the event at home with their family members using a guide that has been developed by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at the Jesuit Institute South Africa.

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga addressing participants during the webinar on New Directory for Catechesis Saturday, December 19, 2020. / Daughters of St. Paul Nairobi, Kenya.

“Catechesis, an essential part of evangelization, spiritual renewal”: Kenya-based Prelate

Dec 21, 2020

The passing on of faith through catechesis is an important ingredient of spiritual renewal and maturity in a process that can take a lifetime, a Kenya-based Bishop has said at a virtual event.

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Urge Follow-up of Initiated Government Projects, Accountability

Nov 29, 2020

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have called on the government of their host nation to carry out the follow-up phase of previously initiated development projects and ensure accountability in all sectors of the economy. 

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuits’ Scholarship to Enable Vulnerable Refugees in Kenya Access University Education

Nov 19, 2020

A scholarship opportunity by the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), aims at providing vulnerable refugees living in Kenya access to university education, the leadership of the agency has said.

COP26: Jesuit Superiors in Africa and Europe Concerned about Delay of Climate Talks

Nov 19, 2020

The leaders of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar as well as those in Europe have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressing their concern over the postponement of talks on climate change, which were originally scheduled to be held in Glasgow this year from November 9-19.

Logo Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) / Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR).

Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” Cause for Concern: Jesuits

Oct 28, 2020

Zambia’s “rapidly weakening economy” is a cause for concern, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) based in the Southern African nation in a recent statement in which they call on the country’s leadership to adopt the transformative servant leadership model.