Archbishop's Message

Archbishop of Hyderabad

Most. Rev. Poola Anthony, D.D.


he universal Church celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, on the 31st of July. Nevertheless the celebration of the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola was in practice, by and large, restricted to the communities of the members of the Society of Jesus and their institutions. But the presence of Pope Francis in the Petrine office of the Catholic Church truly highlights the universality of the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola because Pope Francis, as a man deeply moulded by the Spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius in more than one way, is the gift of St. Ignatius of Loyola to the universal Church. Has the Catholic Church profited by this gift of God’s providence for His Church in Christ?

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