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Pope Francis

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In recent years the Society of Jesus has been questioning how to serve the Lord and the Church in the social, political and economic context that the world has been experiencing during Francis’ pontificate. The starting point of our discernment – which has involved all Jesuit communities and all our apostolic works – is the… Read the full article

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The Holy Father’s decision to exclude accusations, trials and decisions regarding sexual abuse committed within the Church from the “pontifical secret” was published on December 17, 2019. The decision resonated widely and many people have hailed it as a very important step forward – some have even called it historic – in the fight against… Read the full article

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COMMITMENTS AND PROPOSALS  This text presents the commitments, recommendations, and suggestions found in The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, the final document of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region in October 2019. The numbers in parentheses refer to the paragraphs of the final… Read the full article

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Pope Francis penned a Letter to Priests to thank and encourage them.[1] It was dated August 4 last, the liturgical memorial of the Curé d’Ars. Finding ourselves among the addressees, we believe that this letter, addressed to a particular group – all the priests of the world – deserves a response more than a comment,… Read the full article

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170 years ago, Blessed Pius IX asked the Society of Jesus to establish La Civiltà Cattolica. Since then it has accompanied the popes faithfully. Thank you for the help that you offer me, too. Continue to live the dynamic between life and thought with eyes that observe, knowing that the “Catholic Civilization” is that of… Read the full article

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The trip to Thailand and Japan was the 32nd of Francis’ pontificate and the seventh in 2019. He has now visited 51 countries, 11 in 2019 alone. This trip follows previous Asian journeys to Korea in August 2014 for the Asian Youth Day, to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January 2015, and to Myanmar… Read the full article

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After the arrival of St. Francis Xavier in Japan (1549), the Catholic Church grew rapidly, and the faith was accepted by people of all states of life. Those who ruled were displeased and responded with persecution, leading to tens of thousands of martyrs giving up their lives. Many Christian communities chose to go underground to… Read the full article

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Pope Francis met a group of 48 Jesuits from Southeast Asia during his apostolic visit to Thailand and Japan.      Immediately after his encounter with the members of the Bishops’ Conference of Thailand and the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences at the Shrine of Blessed Nicolas Bunkerd Kitbamrung, Francis moved to an adjoining room where the… Read the full article

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