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Jesuit Fr. Frans Van der Lugt’s brutal murder in Syria mourned by Pope, fellow Jesuit

Pope Francis has publicly mourned the "brutal murder" of his Jesuit confrere Fr. Frans van der Lugt . Speaking at Wednesday's General Audience in Rome, the Pope appealed for an end to the conflict and spoke of his "profound pain" on hearing the news of Fr. Frans' killing, and t...

Commissio Interprovinciale Permanens (CIP) Starts their Meeting... Updates on Fr. General’s Visit to Asia Pacific...

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The Society of Jesus, is a worldwide Roman Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. He originally called his group "The Company of Jesus" to indicate its true leader, the title was Latinized into "Societas Jesu" in the Bull of Pope Paul III on 27 Sept., 1540. The motto of the Society of Jesus is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the Greater Glory of God). Click : Mission Statement.

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     Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.

Born on April 29, 1936 in Villamuriel de Cerrato (Palencia province), Spain. January 19, 2008 he was elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus... More

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1541/ On the advice of his confessor, Fra Teodosio da Lodi, a Franciscan, Ignatius accepted the second election which had selected him to be the first superior general of the Society of Jesus.

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This morning, Father Frans Van der Lugt was abducted by masked gunmen from our residence at Homs, in Syria, where he used to live, and was executed by gun shots. Fr. Frans was born in the Netherlands in 1938, entered the Society of Jesus in 1958 and was ordained a priest in 1971. He worked in Syria since 1960. Despite the dangers, he had voluntarily decide...


    Conversation with Jerry Martinson, SJ     Migration and Asylum today - "We cannot set borders to our concern"

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Fr. General's Homily at Loyola University Chicago

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