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The Devil is not a symbol, but a being, says Matthew Walther

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He becomes the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola

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

The Society is holding its first general congregation since 2008

Collapse of talks means Heythrop may no longer have a future after 2018

The priest gained a reputation in his lifetime for the great efficacy of his prayers. This week he even helped me

The saint who co-founded the barefoot Carmelites

The university college is currently in partnership talks with St Mary’s University, Twickenham

More appointments to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors expected shortly