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Pope Francis blesses pilgrims in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP)

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Pope Francis looks at a painting given to him by director Martin Scorsese (AP)


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The Oscar-winning director was in Rome for a screening of his new film, Silence, at a pontifical university

Jesuit Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach meeting Benedict XVI's during a Mass in St Peter's Basilica in 2006 (AP)

Pope Francis praised Fr Kolvenbach’s ‘complete fidelity to Christ and his Gospel’

Pope Francis blesses pilgrims gathered for his Angelus address (AP)

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Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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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