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Saint of the week: St John of the Cross

The saint who co-founded the barefoot Carmelites

Heythrop College referred to financial challenges in its statement (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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

Pope Francis established the Commission for the Protection of Minors   last December (AP)

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

Father Adolfo Nicolas, Jesuit superior general, with Pope Francis (CNS)

Father Adolfo Nicolas has revealed his intention to resign in late 2016

Benedict XVI (PA)

What we need is an intelligent application of the science of casuistry: after all, we have a Jesuit Pope: Jesuits are supposed to be good at it

Jesuit Father John Dear, is a nationally known peace activist (CNS)

Father Dear belonged to the Jesuits’ Maryland province, based in Towson

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass at the Legion of Christ headquarters (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 09/01/14

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

Pope Francis smiles during Mass at the Church of the Gesu in Rome Below: The Pontiff with Father Adolfo Nicolas outside the church (CNS)

‘True faith is marked by the daring desire to change the world,’ says Pontiff

Pope Francis covered topics including Curial reform and gay marriage in interview

Pope Francis gives exclusive interview to Jesuit priest

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (AP)

Pontiff marks first anniversary of the Jesuit biblical scholar’s death