Why has Pope Francis chosen to adopt the model of leadership that is already beginning to characterise his papacy? James Hanvey SJ identifies three particular aspects of the Franciscan and Ignatian traditions that seem to be informing the new Pope’s vision of mission.
Brian Purfield explores Francis of Assisi's unique way of witnessing to the gospel and embracing its challenges.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s time as Archbishop of Buenos Aires gives us many clues about his vision for the Church. John Moffatt SJ encourages us to recognise the theology in Pope Francis’ actions.
A stroke of good fortune allowed Richard Leonard SJ to be in Rome for the election of Pope Francis.
In a contribution to a series from the Jesuit Institute South Africa, Chris Chatteris SJ offered some thoughts on Fr Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s time as Provincial Superior of the Jesuits in Argentina.
Nicholas King SJ reacted with surprise and welcome to the unprecedented election of a Jesuit pope.
As the cardinal electors prepare to enter the Sistine Chapel tomorrow, Gemma Simmonds CJ suggests that it would be a gift to the Church if the man they elect to the See of Peter has an approach to authority that has been formed in a religi
The conclave that will elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins tomorrow, Tuesday 12 March.
We asked four authors to tell us why they are thankful for Pope Benedict's eight-year papacy. Niall Keenan, Angela Kitching, John Moffatt SJ and Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ express their gratitude.
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