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Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal, new superior general of the Jesuits, Pope Francis and Fr Orlando Torres, secretary of the Jesuits' 36th general congregation (CNS)

The Pope addressed 200 Jesuits at the order’s general congregation

Fr Arturo Sosa Abascal has clashed with the ‘tyrannical’ regime in Venezuela (CNS)

The Church tilts south

With both the Pope and the Jesuit superior general now hailing from Latin America, the centre of Catholic gravity has truly shifted

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus (CNS)

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal was elected last week

The US bishops attend the opening Mass of a plenary assembly in St Louis (Chris Lee/St Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)

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The new superior general greets the previous superior general, Fr Adolfo Nicolás, after his election (CNS)

He becomes the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola

Jesuit delegates attend the opening Mass of their general congregation on October 2 (CNS)

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Jesuits pray during the opening session of a meeting in Rome (CNS)

The order’s voting delegates and Jesuits living in Rome celebrated the Mass at Rome’s Church of the Gesu on Sunday

Anglican and Catholic bishops in Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday (Anglican Archives Flickr photostream)

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Pope Francis with outgoing superior general Fr Adolfo Nicolás (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

The Jesuits’ next chapter

The new superior general must be holy, humorous, a good administrator and able to lead the Society’s worldwide efforts for justice

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