Diego Laynez

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Several spellings of his names (James, Jacob; Laines, Laynez, Lainez) are in use and some of them can be found in other Wikipedia articles Diego Laynez, S.J.wikipedia
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Society of Jesus

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Diego Laynez, S.J. (sometimes spelled Laínez) (Spanish: Diego Laynez), born in 1512 (Almazán, Spain) and died on 19 January 1565 (Rome), was a Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian of Jewish descent, and the second Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was one of the seven men who, with Ignatius, formed the original group of Friends in the Lord, later Society of Jesus, taking, in the Montmartre church, the vows of personal poverty and chastity in the footsteps of Christ, and committing themselves to going to Jerusalem.
Ignatius' six companions were: Francisco Xavier from Navarre (modern Spain), Alfonso Salmeron, Diego Laínez, Nicolás Bobadilla from Castile (modern Spain), Peter Faber from Savoy, and Simão Rodrigues from Portugal.

Ignatius of Loyola

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He graduated from the University of Alcalá, and then continued his studies in Paris, where he came under the influence of Ignatius of Loyola.
— Francis Xavier, Alfonso Salmeron, Diego Laynez, and Nicholas Bobadilla, all Spanish; Peter Faber, a Savoyard; and Simão Rodrigues of Portugal.

Alfonso Salmeron

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Laynez arrived at Trent on May 18, 1546, five months after the Council opened, with Alfonso Salmeron.
Here, through Diego Laynez, he met St. Ignatius of Loyola and with Laynez, St. Peter Faber and St. Francis Xavier, he enlisted as one of the first companions of Loyola in 1534.

Superior General of the Society of Jesus

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Diego Laynez, S.J. (sometimes spelled Laínez) (Spanish: Diego Laynez), born in 1512 (Almazán, Spain) and died on 19 January 1565 (Rome), was a Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian of Jewish descent, and the second Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

General Congregation

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Because of an internal crisis and difficult relations with Pope Paul IV, the Society's General Congregation was delayed by two years.
The first General Congregation took place in 1558, when Father Diego Laynez was elected Superior General.

Sapienza University of Rome

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At one point he was also professor of scholastic theology at La Sapienza.

Spanish language

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Diego Laynez, S.J. (sometimes spelled Laínez) (Spanish: Diego Laynez), born in 1512 (Almazán, Spain) and died on 19 January 1565 (Rome), was a Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian of Jewish descent, and the second Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Theology

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Diego Laynez, S.J. (sometimes spelled Laínez) (Spanish: Diego Laynez), born in 1512 (Almazán, Spain) and died on 19 January 1565 (Rome), was a Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian of Jewish descent, and the second Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

Almazán

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Diego Laynez was born in Almazán in Castile.

Castile (historical region)

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Diego Laynez was born in Almazán in Castile.

University of Alcalá

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He graduated from the University of Alcalá, and then continued his studies in Paris, where he came under the influence of Ignatius of Loyola.

Paris

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He graduated from the University of Alcalá, and then continued his studies in Paris, where he came under the influence of Ignatius of Loyola.

Montmartre

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He was one of the seven men who, with Ignatius, formed the original group of Friends in the Lord, later Society of Jesus, taking, in the Montmartre church, the vows of personal poverty and chastity in the footsteps of Christ, and committing themselves to going to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem

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He was one of the seven men who, with Ignatius, formed the original group of Friends in the Lord, later Society of Jesus, taking, in the Montmartre church, the vows of personal poverty and chastity in the footsteps of Christ, and committing themselves to going to Jerusalem.

Holy Land

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Because of unfavourable circumstances (no ship going to Holy Land) the pilgrimage to Jerusalem fell through, and Laynez with Ignatius of Loyola and the other Friends in the Lord (by then they were ten) offered their services to the Pope.

Germany

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After the Order had been definitely established (1540) Laynez, among other missions visited Germany.

Council of Trent

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Laynez was a papal theologian during each of the three periods of the Council of Trent.

Scholasticism

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At one point he was also professor of scholastic theology at La Sapienza.

Melchor Cano

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Before leaving Trent, however, he met with Melchior Cano, the influential Spanish Dominican, who was embarrassed by his countryman's threadbare cassock and was suspicious of the new religious order.

Pope Paul IV

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Because of an internal crisis and difficult relations with Pope Paul IV, the Society's General Congregation was delayed by two years. On the death of Pope Paul IV, many cardinals wished to elect Laynez pope, but he fled from them in order to avoid this fate.

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

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In 1560 Diego Laynez, now the Jesuit General, was instrumental in arguing that the Council should continue to its close, against Ferdinand I who wished to see a new Council opened and the prior decrees of the Council of Trent forgotten.

Pope Pius IV

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Pius IV subsequently ordered the Council to meet again in the carefully worded Ad ecclesiae regimen of November 29, 1560; the Council was eventually opened on January 18, 1562.

Cardinal (Catholic Church)

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On the death of Pope Paul IV, many cardinals wished to elect Laynez pope, but he fled from them in order to avoid this fate.

Pope

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On the death of Pope Paul IV, many cardinals wished to elect Laynez pope, but he fled from them in order to avoid this fate.

Juan Alfonso de Polanco

Later he was the secretary of the first two superior generals of the Society of Jesus after Loyola, Diego Laynez and Francis Borgia.