The Suppression and Restoration of the Society of Jesus

The suppression of the Society of Jesus began in the Summer of 1773 when Pope Clement XIV - bowing to pressure from the royal courts of Portugal, France, and Spain - issued a Papal “brief” ordering Jesuits throughout the world to renounce their vows and go into exile. The Society of Jesus was restored by Pope Pius VII, a Benedictine, on August 7, 1814.

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Watch this brief video as Matt Dunch, S.J., discusses the Suppression of the Society of Jesus (6 minutes)


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