Jesuit theologian James Corkery asks how far Pope Francis’ emphasis on consultation can be traced back to his Jesuit formation and what it tells us about his approach to the papacy.
Our exclusive interview with Pope Francis, conducted by Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, editor of La Civiltà Cattolica on behalf of several major Jesuit journals around the world.
Pope Francis: Untying the Knots is an engaging and thoughtful read throughout. Paul Vallely turns out to be a good ‘untier’ of the knots – or at least what seem, at a rushed first glance, to be knots.
Michael Holman describes his visit to a chapel just outside Rome that Ignatius himself visited in 1537. The founder of the Society of Jesus had an experience there that informed his whole mission.
Pierre Favre was one of Ignatius's initial companions and the first of that group to be ordained a priest. Edel McClean introduced this early Jesuit who was admired by all who knew him but plagued by self-doubt.
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.
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