Articles by Johan Galtung, 18 Mar 2013

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Pope Francis I, a Jesuit
Johan Galtung, 18 Mar 2013 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2013

The first Jesuit pope. The Society of Jesus, founded by Ignatius de Loyola, was a renewal movement from the inside in 1534 after the huge outside reforma, the protestantisms, Luther-1517 in particular. More than four centuries was needed to reach the top; maybe the Church changed, maybe Pope Francis is a soft Jesuit. Jesuits are known for being priests exercising their ministry, and for having a second profession, often as intellectuals, and high level ones. Pope Francis has the same double reputation. Promising.

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