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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

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/04/13

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

Secular hostility to religion has even spread to our language

St Ignatius Loyola in a painting by Peter Paul Rubens (CNS photo)

Meet the toughest clerics who ever lived

Daniel Kalder says that St Ignatius set a high standard when a cannonball tore open his leg