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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
2 January 2020
EUROPE/ROMANIA - First Christmas for Missionary Childhood children
Bucharest (Agenzia Fides) - For the first time, Romanian missionary children prepared and celebrated the Lord's Christmas together: on May 18, in fact, a first group of Romanian children had joined the Pontifical Society ...
20 December 2019
EUROPE/GERMANY - The Star Singers' Campaign 2020 begins: "Bring blessing, be blessing. Peace! In Lebanon and throughout the world"
Aachen (Agenzia Fides) - "Bring blessing, be blessing. Peace! In Lebanon and around the world", is the motto of the next 2020 Star Singers (Sternsinger) campaign that has chosen Lebanon as its symbol country this year. T ...
17 December 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Father Maccalli is "a thread that has united us for 15 months: we entrust him to the Lord"
Crema (Agenzia Fides) - Fifteen months ago Father Luigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions was kidnapped in Niger, in September 2018 (see Fides, 18/9/2018). Many people continue to keep his memory ali ...
9 December 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - Solemn entrustment of the whole missionary Church to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa
Częstochowa (Agenzia Fides) - About 400 people took part in the Symposium and Missionary Vigil that took place in Chęstochowa from 7 to 8 December. The vigil for the evangelization of the world, organized by the Pontif ...
7 December 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - The Orionine in the year of Youth: "Live every encounter in the sign of charity"
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "We want to deepen the journey of faith and the sense of belonging to the Orionine Family, live moments of strong spirituality, listen to the call of the Lord who calls to follow, witness the enthu ...
4 December 2019
EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - The Bishops launch the action of the Starsingers, under the sign of peace
Freiburg (Agenzia Fides) - The initiative of the "Starsingers", promoted annually by the Pontifical Missionary Childhood Society during the Christmas holidays, was officially launched in Switzerland with the visit of two ...
16 November 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - "The «portico» of the Church of Pope Francis": Cardinal Filoni at the San Damaso University
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - "Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis called the whole Church, which lived a moment of immobility, to a momentum and a renewed zeal in evangelization, taking into account the ecol ...
12 November 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Sr. Neusa de Fatima Mariano re-elected Superior General: “great challenges to face in the next six years”
Rocca di Papa (Agenzia Fides) - Sister Neusa de Fatima Mariano was re-elected Superior General of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians. She will therefore continue to lead ...
4 November 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - The Extraordinary Missionary Month has revitalized missionary enthusiasm in the dioceses
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - "The Extraordinary Missionary Month has ended, but what cannot end is the impetus that the Holy Spirit has placed in the hearts of Christians. Mission has ceased to be something which belongs to ...
28 October 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - XIV Scalabrinian General Chapter begins: migrants and refugees "at the center of the Church"
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The XIV General Chapter of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) opened, with the theme "Consecrated for the mission with migrants and refugees. ‘Walk humbly with your Go ...
26 October 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - "Baptized and sent": "Mission is a divine action witnessed by men and women"
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "Without hesitation, let us ask the Lord that the baptism we have received bears all its fruit in fullness, without half measures, without calculation, without fear. The missionary nature of our ba ...
24 October 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Forming young people to the mission: the new proposal of the Comboni family begins
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - In the Extraordinary Missionary Month a new path of formation and missionary spirituality is underway for young people aged 18 to 35, promoted by the Comboni family. To make concrete experience of ...
23 October 2019
EUROPE/CZECH REP. - "The big power of small deeds": the seventh national mission congress of children from Holy Childhood
Kroměříž (Agenzia Fides) - Promoted by the National Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies of the Czech Republic, the seventh National Mission Congress of the children of the Pontifical Society of Holy Childho ...
18 October 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - The beatification of Father Cremonesi, martyr, on the eve of Mission Day in the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Crema (Agenzia Fides) – On Saturday 19 October, on the eve of World Mission Sunday, in the heart of the Extraordinary Missionary Month announced by Pope Francis for this October 2019, the solemn liturgy of the Beatific ...
17 October 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - "With you, Luigi, we suffer, we pray and we hope": the missionaries recall and wait for Father Maccalli
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - "It has been more than a year since we received the news of the abduction of Father Pier Luigi Maccalli, our friend and confrere. I still remember having received a call at the end of the celebra ...
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