Now available for the first time in English, Paul VI and the Jesuits is the compelling and previously untold story of the intense and complicated relationship between Pope Paul VI and the Society of Jesus. Written by Fr. Urbano Valero Agúndez, S.J., with critical editing by Thomas McCoog, S.J., this historical reconstruction sheds light on the inner workings of the Society of Jesus during a transformative period in Catholic history. Through meticulous research, Valero has pieced together a well-documented narrative that offers readers a never-before-seen glimpse into the dynamic relationship between the Pope and the Society of Jesus.
“This is a major contribution to our understanding of the dynamic of the Holy See and the Society as the Church tried to grapple with what amounted to a cultural revolution in Catholicism in the 1960s and 1970s.”
—Oliver P. Rafferty, S.J., Professor of History, Boston College