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Pope Francis celebrates Mass with 300 of his Jesuit confreres at the Church of the Gesu in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

How Francis can save the Jesuits

The world’s largest male religious order is suffering an identity crisis and a decline in vocations. Can the first Jesuit pontiff lead it out of the doldrums?

An Ethiopian church in Lake Tana: African culture has not always repressed women

A translation of ‘the first true biography of an African woman’ challenges lazy assumptions about the continent’s culture

Bishop-designate Paolo Bizzeti (CNS)

Pope Francis’s nomination of Fr Paolo Bizzeti has been announced by the Vatican

The college will continue for another three years

Jesuit college in London can no longer afford running costs

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The statue has been moved from Saint Louis University to a nearby museum. JAMES A. FINLEY/AP/Press Association Images

Students have said that the sculpture sends a message of Christian supremacy

A scene from Iñigo which opens at the Pleasance this month

A new play tells the story of the extraordinary life and time of St Ignatius of Loyola

Fr Adolfo Nicolas with Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Rector and deans appointed at graduate school for study of Eastern Christianity

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar of India (CNS)

Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar, who was kidnapped in June last year, was freed after intervention by the Indian government

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ

Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was abducted by Taliban gunmen in June last year