Pope Paul III Gives Official Approval to the Jesuits Hot

Pope Paul III Gives Official Approval to the Jesuits

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With the encyclical Regimini militantis ecclesiae ("To the Government of the Church Militant"), Pope Paul III gives official approval to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). However, he imposes a limit of 60 to the number of priests that can become members of the group.

Ignatius of Loyola and his companions had come to Rome in 1538 to offer their services to the pope and were asked if, while spread across the globe doing their work, they wanted to remain "one" — a single, unified group.

They decided that they did and created a charter which Pope Paul III has now approved.

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