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Jesuit Father Orlando Torres, and Father Patrick Mulemi at a news conference in Rome (CNS)

The election of a successor to Fr Adolfo Nicolas is expected to take place in the coming weeks

Cardinal Roberto Tucci, left, speaks at a 2011 Vatican press conference alongside Jesuit Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

Cardinal Roberto Tucci died at the age of 93

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, with Pope Francis (CNS)

Father Adolfo Nicolas has revealed his intention to resign in late 2016

A baby giraffe (PA)

Father Adolfo Nicolas addresses thousands at Magis event