Jesuits http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39472/all en New pope promises to bring new look to Church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/argentinas-pope-bergoglio-moderate-focused-the-poor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Crispian Balmer and Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as pope has broken Europe's centuries-old grip on the papacy, opening the doors on a new age of simplicity and humility for the Roman Catholic Church, mired in intrigue and scandal.</p> <p>He is the first South American pontiff, the first non-European pope in 1,300 years and the first to take the name Pope Francis, in honour of St. Francis of Assisi, the 12th century saint who spurned wealth to pursue a life of poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/argentinas-pope-bergoglio-moderate-focused-the-poor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Christianity Europe Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Jorge Bergoglio Law Politics Pope John Paul II Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:31:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782654 at http://www.globalpost.com Argentina's Bergoglio is first Latin American pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/argentinas-bergoglio-first-latin-american-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected on Wednesday to lead the world's Roman Catholics, is a humble rail worker's son who became a Jesuit priest and who is seen as true to his working-class roots.</p> <p>At 76, Bergoglio -- Latin America's first pope -- still has a reputation as an ascetic despite his archbishop's robes. He rides clattering city buses, makes his own meals and is famously accessible.</p> <p>Bergoglio's choice of the papal name Francis, also a first, was seen as a highly non-traditional choice as it honors a saint known for stressing humility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/argentinas-bergoglio-first-latin-american-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Jorge Bergoglio Politics Religion War AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:01:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782698 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis is humble son of Argentine workman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/pope-francis-humble-son-argentine-workman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Wednesday to lead the world's Roman Catholics, is a humble rail worker's son who became a Jesuit priest and who is seen as true to his working-class roots.</p> <p>At 76, Bergoglio -- the first pope from Latin America -- still enjoys a reputation as an ascetic despite his archbishop's robes. He rides clattering city buses, makes his own meals and is famously accessible.</p> <p>He lives in a small apartment rather than the archbishop's palace that ciomes with his old job.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/pope-francis-humble-son-argentine-workman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Jorge Bergoglio Politics Religion Religion in Argentina War AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:17:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782776 at http://www.globalpost.com The Jesuit religious order: A factfile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/the-jesuit-religious-order-factfile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis, who on Wednesday was elected as the first ever Jesuit pontiff, takes over as the major Roman Catholic religious order faces declining membership and diminishing influence in some parts of the world.</p> <p>The order, otherwise known as the Society of Jesus, included 36,000 members in 1964 but has seen its numbers decline in recent decades to the current 19,000. The order still boasts on its website being "the largest male religious order in the world".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/the-jesuit-religious-order-factfile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Counter-Reformation Education Jesuits Society of Jesus Technology AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783452 at http://www.globalpost.com First Jesuit pope brings new concerns, new style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/first-jesuit-pope-brings-new-concerns-new-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tom Heneghan and Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>VATICAN CITY/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Jesuits, the legendary order of Roman Catholic priests known for its intellectuals, missionaries and iconoclasts, are unusual in the Church because they take a vow of obedience to the pope.</p> <p>Now that one from their own ranks has become Pope Francis, Jesuits are wondering whether there should even be a Jesuit pontiff and how former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio can carry out this unprecedented task.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/first-jesuit-pope-brings-new-concerns-new-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Counter-Reformation Jesuits Politics Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:45:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783542 at http://www.globalpost.com New pope had part of lung removed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-pope-had-part-lung-removed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis had part of a lung removed "many, many years ago", the Vatican said Thursday after the 76-year-old's historic election, adding that he still enjoys good health.</p> <p>"I confirm that many, many years ago he had an operation in which part of a lung was removed," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters.</p> <p>"This is not a handicap in his life," Lombardi said. "Those who know him have always seen him in good health."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/new-pope-had-part-lung-removed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Religion AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:15:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783577 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope 'in good health' despite boyhood lung op: Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/pope-good-health-despite-boyhood-lung-op-vatican <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis, at age 76 only two years younger than his predecessor Benedict XVI upon his election, enjoys good health, the Vatican said Thursday while confirming that he had part of his lung removed as a boy.</p> <p>"Many, many years ago he had an operation in which part of a lung was removed," Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters the day after Francis's historic election.</p> <p>"Those who know him have always seen him in good health," Lombardi said, adding: "This is not a handicap in his life."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/pope-good-health-despite-boyhood-lung-op-vatican" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Pope Benedict XVI Religion AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:47:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783731 at http://www.globalpost.com Jesuit pope heralds global outlook without conspiracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/jesuit-pope-heralds-global-outlook-without-conspiracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As the first Jesuit pontiff, Pope Francis will have a global outlook without the far-fetched theories often associated with a community long shunned by the Vatican hierarchy, experts said.</p> <p>The Society of Jesus, founded in 1540 by Ignatius of Loyola -- a former Spanish soldier -- is sometimes depicted as an "army of shadows".</p> <p>Conspiracy theorists say the order controls everything from the Vatican's governing body, to the United Nations and the US banking system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/jesuit-pope-heralds-global-outlook-without-conspiracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Counter-Reformation Education Jesuit Catholic Civilization Jesuits AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:16:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783881 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia archbishop says pope junta claims 'a lie' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/australia-archbishop-says-pope-junta-claims-lie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's most senior Catholic cleric on Friday spoke out about controversy over the role of Pope Francis under Argentina's military junta, calling it "a smear and lie".</p> <p>Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election as the new pontiff has revived examination of the part he played during the dark days of his homeland's "Dirty War", when he was a leading member of the Jesuits.</p> <p>Some accuse him and his country's Church of having been too close to the brutal right-wing junta in power between 1976 and 1983.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/australia-archbishop-says-pope-junta-claims-lie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethics Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO Religion AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783982 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis can lead 'normal life' despite lung op http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/pope-francis-can-lead-normal-life-despite-lung-op <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis may be 76 and missing part of a lung, but he appears in good health and ready to launch into a demanding papacy which will include trips across the world to meet with the faithful.</p> <p>His predecessor Benedict XVI's resignation for age reasons at 85 years old sparked widespread calls for cardinals to elect a younger and more robust pope to the helm of the Church, preferably one with no previous health issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/pope-francis-can-lead-normal-life-despite-lung-op" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Religion AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784390 at http://www.globalpost.com Priest abducted by Argentine junta reconciled with pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/priest-abducted-argentine-junta-reconciled-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Jesuit priest whose arrest and torture by Argentina's military junta in the 1970s sparked criticism of Pope Francis said Friday he had reconciled with the newly elected pontiff.</p> <p>Amid allegations that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires and now pope, betrayed him to the military regime, Father Francisco Jalics said in a written statement that he had spoken to Bergoglio years after his release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/priest-abducted-argentine-junta-reconciled-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Religion Technology AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784612 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican rejects Argentina 'Dirty War' claims against pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/vatican-rejects-argentina-dirty-war-claims-against-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vatican on Friday rejected claims that Pope Francis had failed to protect two priests who were kidnapped and tortured by Argentina's military junta, and said he had in fact helped save lives.</p> <p>Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first pope to hail from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/americas">Latin America</a>, has been criticised for his actions during Argentina's 1976-1983 "Dirty War", in which 30,000 people died or disappeared, when he was head of the country's Jesuits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/vatican-rejects-argentina-dirty-war-claims-against-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Politics Social Issues AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784697 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis: Voice of poor, defender of orthodoxy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pope-francis-voice-poor-defender-orthodoxy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pope Francis, wearing the mantle of a humble advocate for the poor while defending Catholic orthodoxy, rose from modest beginnings to become the first Latin American leader of the 1.2 billion-strong Church.</p> <p>The former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, has already won hearts in his first days as pontiff with a disarmingly informal style, choosing simple vestments and preferring to walk instead of ride in a limo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/pope-francis-voice-poor-defender-orthodoxy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO Politics Religion Social Issues AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:46:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5787689 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope's gentle message dodges hot button issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/popes-gentle-message-dodges-hot-button-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With an inaugural homily urging respect for "God's creation", Pope Francis on Tuesday subtly pressed a conservative Catholic message while urgent challenges loom for the Church.</p> <p>The first Latin American pope has been heralded by supporters as a progressive, but scholars say he is unlikely to bend on Church doctrine -- and key moral issues were glaringly absent from his speech.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/popes-gentle-message-dodges-hot-button-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Religion Social Issues St Francis AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788002 at http://www.globalpost.com Priest says pope did not denounce him to Argentine junta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/priest-says-pope-did-not-denounce-him-argentine-junta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Jesuit priest kidnapped and tortured during Argentina's military dictatorship said he and a fellow abductee priest were not denounced to the rightwing junta by Pope Francis.</p> <p>After the new pope came under intense scrutiny for allegedly playing a role in the arrest of Francisco Jalics and the late Orlando Yorio, Germany-based Jalics issued a statement Wednesday saying: "These are now the facts.</p> <p>"Orlando Yorio and I were not reported by Father Bergoglio," Jalics said, referring to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis and formerly the head of the Jesuit order in Argentina.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/priest-says-pope-did-not-denounce-him-argentine-junta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentine people Jesuits Jorge Bergoglio Politics Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:46:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789988 at http://www.globalpost.com