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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 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.

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.

Archbishop Paul Desfarges of Algiers, Algeria.

Inter-religious Dialogue “a path to universal brotherhood”: Archbishop in Algeria

Jul 20, 2020

The Archbishop of Algiers in Algeria, Paul Desfarges, who was recently appointed to the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (PCID) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, underscored the value of interreligious dialogue describing it as “a path to universal brotherhood.”

Fr. Jean Messingue Sj, founder of the Abidjan-based  call centre to offer psychological support to Ivorians weighed down by the emotional burden of the highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic. / Jesuit Conference Of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Call Centre Offering Psychological Support for COVID-19 Cases Functional in Ivory Coast

Mar 27, 2020

With 80 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ivory Coast, a priest in the West African country has opened a call centre to offer psychological support to Ivorians weighed down by the emotional burden of the highly contagious global pandemic.

A young Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Credit: Society of Jesus

Pope Francis Celebrates 50th Ordination Anniversary by Honoring his Mentor

Dec 13, 2019

Fifty years ago on Dec. 13, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was ordained a Jesuit priest in Argentina. As pope, he will celebrate his ordination anniversary Friday by honoring one of his early spiritual mentors, Fr. Miguel Angel Fiorito.