Pope Francis Becomes the First Ever Jesuit Pontiff

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A Jesuit professor holds a lesson of Pastoral Psychology at... News PhotoClassroom,Horizontal,Italy,Jesuit,Professor,Religion,Rome - Italy,SpiritualityPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Franco OrigliaROME, ITALY - 1991: A Jesuit professor holds a lesson of Pastoral Psychology at Gregoriana University in 1991 in Rome, Italy. The Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was ordained for the Jesuits on 1969 at the Theological faculty of San Miguel and was elected as Pope Francis on March 13, 2013 as the first ever Jesuit Pontiff. The Society of Jesus, founded on 1540 by the Spanish , Ignatius of Loyola's, is a Christian male religious order of the Roman Catholic Church. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations and on six continents. Jesuits operate in education (founding schools, colleges, universities and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)