A Jesuit Pope: Francis: Coverage from 'America'

Visit this page for America's latest news and commentary on Pope Francis, the first Jesuit to be elected pope. Last updated: April 5, 2013.


A Bishop Embraced by Rome, Matt Malone, S.J. (April 1 Issue)


Building Bridges, Ambassador Miguel H. Díaz (April 1 Issue)

Silence and Service: Pope Francis Captivates Catholics Worldwide, Kevin Clarke (April 1 Issue)

Suprise: A Jesuit Named Francis, Drew Christiansen, S.J. (April 1 Issue)

Social Media Take-Off, Michael O'Loughlin (April 1 Issue)

Of Many Things, Matt Malone, S.J. (April 1 Issue)

A Listening Church, The Editors (March 18 Issue)

Quo Vadis? Reflections on the Shape of the Church to Come, James Hanvey, S.J. (March 18 Issue)

A Punch List: Priorities for the Next Pope, Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., Stephen Bullivant, Gemma Simmonds, C.J., Katarina Schuth, O.S.F. (March 18 Issue)

After the Scandals, Cardinals Look to Reform Roman Curia, Signs of the Times (March 18 Issue)

Q&A on the Papal Transition, Thomas J. Reese, S.J. (Updated: March 13)

In All Things Blog

Washing the Feet of Women on Holy Thursday II, John A. Coleman, S.J. (April 1)

Washing the Feet of Women on Holy Thursday, John A. Coleman, S.J. (April 1)

Fighting Poverty and Building Bridges: An Invitation from Pope Francis, Maryann Cusimano Love (March 27)

Pope Francis and the Delinquents, Drew Christiansen, S.J. (March 27)

Pope Francis' Plan for the Church? James Martin, S.J. (March 27)

The Hottest Ticket in Town, Drew Christiansen, S.J. (March 26)

Readings: Last Thoughts on the New Pope, Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (March 22)

Is the Pope Still a Jesuit?, James Martin, S.J. (March 21)

In the Green Tradition, Drew Christiansen, S.J. (March 19)

Father General on His Visit with the Pope (March 19)

Pope Francis's Homily and 'Tenderness,' James Martin, S.J. (March 19)

Universal Pastor, Drew Christiansen, S.J. (March 19)

A Franciscan Name for a Jesuit Pope? James Martin, S.J. (March 18)

Details for the Pope's Inaugural Mass (March 18)

News of the Papal Election Reaches Downton Abbey, Terrance W. Klein (March 17)

A Jesuit Pope? What Does that Mean? James Martin, S.J. (March 16)

The Jesuit Pope Calls the Jesuit General, James Martin, S.J. (March 16)

Pope Francis and People of Others Faiths, and None, Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (March 16)

Pope Francis: A Conservative Who Sides with the Poor, Kevin Clarke (March 15)

Welcome Pope Francis, Sidney Callahan (March 14)

'Papa Pancho, Rebuild My Church,' Drew Christiansen, S.J. (March 14)

Quotes from Pope Francis (March 13)

Pope Benedict and Saint Francis, Tom Washburn, O.F.M. (Feb. 27)

Dispatches from Rome from Matt Malone, S.J.

From Rome: End of the Beginning (March 19)

From Rome: Eve of the Installation (March 18)

From Rome: The First Weekend (March 17)

Clothing Optional? (March 15)

From Rome: The Day After (March 14)

Skype interview following the election of Pope Francis (March 13)

Follow Father Malone's daily commentary from Rome @Americaeditor.

Video Report (March 12)

From Rome: Day 1 (March 12)

Report from Rome (March 11)

About the Jesuits

Homepage for the Jesuits in the United States

Homepage for the Jesuit headquarters in Rome

TIME.com: What It Means to Have a Jesuit Pope, James Martin, S.J. (March 15)

Ten Things You Didn't Know About the Jesuits, James Martin, S.J. (March 14)

CNN.com: What is means for one of my brothers to become pope, James Martin, S.J. (March 14)

Blessed Peter Favre and Friendship, James Martin, S.J. (Aug. 2, 2012)

The Other, Older Ignatius, John A. Coleman, S.J. (July 31, 2011)

A Saint Too Little Known, John W. Padberg, S.J. (July 17, 2006)

Friends in the Lord, Mark A. Lewis, S.J. (Dec. 5, 2005)

Jesuit History: A New Hot Topic, John W. O'Malley, S.J. (May 9, 2005)

The Creative Fidelity of Pedro Arrupe, Vincent T. O'Keefe, S.J. (Dec. 20, 1997)

Digital Features

Videos from Catholic News Service

The Shape of the Church to Come, a podcast with James Hanvey, S.J. (March 11 issue)

A Papacy in Transition, a podcast with Thomas J. Reese, S.J., and John W. O'Malley, S.J. (March 4 issue)

"A Reader's Guide to the Papal Transition" by James L. Franklin

Reader's Guide: Day 15 (March 15)

Reader's Guide: Day 14 (March 14)

Reader's Guide: Day 13 (March 13)

See the full list of daily updates here.

From the Archives

The Papacy for an Ecumenical Age, Ladislas Orsy, S.J. (Oct. 21, 2000)

The Papacy for a Global Church, Avery Dulles, S.J. (July 15, 2000)

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