Is there a group or symbol that should be represented here that you feel is missing? This article is about the Society of Jesus, also known as Jesuit Order. For philosophy concerning the teachings of Jesus, see Les jésuites à l’Age baroque: 1540-1640 PDF. The Church of the Gesù, located in Rome, is the mother church of the Jesuits.
Catholic Church which originated in sixteenth-century Spain. Ignatius was a nobleman who had a military background, and the members of the society were supposed to accept orders anywhere in the world, where they might be required to live in extreme conditions. In 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Jesuit to be elected Pope, taking the name Pope Francis. The society is divided into 83 provinces along with six independent regions and ten dependent regions. On 1 January 2007, members served in 112 nations on six continents with the largest number in India and the US.