March 11, 2014

ANALYSIS: To understand Pope Francis, look to the Jesuits

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Camillo Rusconi (1658–1728) - Statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican (1733).

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Camillo Rusconi (1658–1728) - Statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican (1733).

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Jesuits provide an all-encompassing personal and professional framework that the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio brought with him from Buenos Aires, and one that continues to shape almost everything he does as Pope Francis.