Argentina

Ruins of San Ignacio Mini mission, a 17th century Jesuit Reduction. Commons Wikipedia
Visitors to Latin America will now have the opportunity to follow the route of the Jesuit missions of the 17th and 18th centuries through six countries, following the addition of Argentina, birthplace of Pope Francis.The route will take in the Jesuit Reductions – settlements for indigenous people which provided instruction in Christianity as well as safety from slave traders. They originated in the early 17th century when, on instructions from King Phillip III of Spain, the Jesuits agreed...
'Last Testaments' will be available in English in November 2016
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has credited Pope Francis’ experience as a Jesuit Superior and an archbishop for his organisational skills – something that he says he lacked during his papacy. His comments were published yesterday in his autobiography, Benedict XVI: Final Conversations, a series of long interviews by German journalist and papal confidante Peter Seewald. The book has been published initially in Italian and German; the English version will be available in late November...