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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

Jesuits at the last general congregation in 2008 (CNS)

Jesuits prepare to elect new leader

The Society is holding its first general congregation since 2008

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the Jubilee Mass for catechists (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/09/16

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Cardinal Schönborn: 'Europe is well on the way to forfeiting its Christian heritage' (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/09/16

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Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits (AP)

Georgetown’s apology for slavery is light on moral argument and even lighter on theology

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine speaks at a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina (AP)

The Vatican may need to step in and rebuke Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion running mate

A migrant rests in a bus trunk waiting to leave Serbia for Croatia  (AP)

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A shrine in Auriesville, New York, dedicated to three martyred Jesuit missionaries (CNS)

Book review: American Jesuits and the World by John T McGreevy

Francis has reportedly promised to extend the validity of confessions heard by SSPX priests (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/04/16

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