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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
25 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Two Italian missionaries at the service of the poor have died of coronavirus in Madagascar
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Catholic Church, in its missionary commitment in many parts of the world, is paying for its contribution to the Covid-19 pandemic which does not spare peoples and nations from all continents. I ...
18 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - "Each of us has a reason to continue to remain united with Fr. Gigi Maccalli"
Padua (Agenzia Fides) - There are always many people who continue to pray and hope for the release of Father Gigi Maccalli, priest of the Society for African Missions, kidnapped in Niger on 17 September 2018. There are a ...
14 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - The Ministers of the Sick celebrate their founder: "The pandemic we are going through is not a divine scourge"
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "In a situation that makes us aware that we are all potentially sick, for us, animated by the charisma of Camillo de Lellis, the announcement of Christian hope becomes even more urgent and perhaps ...
7 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Leaving for Africa, CUAMM volunteers keep the missionary and spirit of service alive
Padua (Agenzia Fides) - After three months of total lockdown that has blocked every flight and every airport, the first 16 volunteers of the Doctors with Africa CUAMM are about to leave for Africa. Many of the CUAMM volu ...
7 July 2020
EUROPE/FRANCE - Appointment of the national Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies ad interim
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On March 31, 2020 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed His Exc. Mgr. Georges Colomb, MEP, Bishop of La Rochelle as Nation ...
7 July 2020
EUROPE/BELGIUM - Bishops' letter: in the time of pandemic, Christians have "a hope to offer to the world"
Brussels (Agenzia Fides) - "We are sent by Christ, by our baptism. In the face of this pandemic, this world, capable of great generosity, is also caught up in doubt. Let us offer the world our solidarity, our hope and th ...
4 July 2020
EUROPE/SPAIN - Videoconference to present the report on the activities of the PMS in 2019
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Spain have organized a virtual press conference to present their 2019 Activity Report, which will be held on Monday 6 July at 11.30 am via Zoom. As the n ...
2 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - The Xaverian missionaries open the jubilee year
Parma (Agenzia Fides) - The Jubilee year of the Institute of St. Francis Xavier for foreign missions, whose members are known as "Xaverian missionaries" will begin with a mass presided by the Superior General, Father Fer ...
1 July 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Italian missionary dies in Madagascar after 59 years dedicated to education and the poor
Reggio Emilia (Agenzia Fides) - "Don Pietro Ganapini is one of the most singular figures, perhaps the most significant, of the missionaries from Reggio who lived their ministry in the second half of the twentieth century ...
30 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Networking and cultivating new migration strategies: the Scalabrinians in the hottest border areas
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The commitment to support migration is a "great light" that allows us to pursue new challenges and strategies for dialogue and comparison among peoples. The opportunity to take stock of migration a ...
22 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Sister Maria Laura Mainetti, educator of young people, killed while forgiving her murderers will be blessed
Como (Agenzia Fides) - On June 19 the Holy Father authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the Decree concerning the martyrdom of the Servant of God Sister Maria Laura Mainetti of the Congregati ...
20 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Scalabrinian Missionaries: unprecedented numbers of forced displacements, and there are still no answers
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Today there are 70.8 million people in the world forced to flee, victims of conflicts, persecutions, violence or natural disasters. Of these 25.9 million are recognized refugees. Numbers whose comp ...
19 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Comboni Missionaries: let us contemplate the Heart of Jesus by opening our hearts to the mystery of his love
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "This year we celebrate the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in a particular context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic which is still causing so much tragedy and pain in the whole world. With t ...
17 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Father Pier Luigi Maccalli and the "company of the apostles"
Genoa (Agenzia Fides) - "Among the lovers of the first apostolic experience, I love remembering Father Pier Luigi Maccalli, my confrere and friend of the Society of African Missions" – writes Father Bruno Semplicio, SM ...
15 June 2020
EUROPE/ITALY - Covid-19: invocation of representatives of religious denominations and Abrahamic churches, in the sign of fraternity
Florence (Agenzia Fides) - A choral invocation for those affected by Covid-19, for those who still suffer - in Italy and in the world - due to the pandemic and its social and economic consequences, for solidarity and soc ...
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