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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
31 August 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - 600 boys and girls present at the meeting of young European Copts, near Rome
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Nearly six hundred Coptic Christian boys and girls gathered in Rome to attend the XIX conference of young people belonging to the Coptic communities in Europe. The meeting is hosted at “il Carmel ...
19 August 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - Cardinal Filoni at the shrine of Zakopane: "Mary is present and alive among us"
Zakopane (Agenzia Fides) - "One wonders: why so many Shrines in the world, why so much affection and devotion to Mary? In truth, from the moment Mary lost Jesus, she adopted, as Mother, the Church born of the blood of he ...
3 August 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Cardinal Filoni: I saw faith, not hatred, in the eyes of the persecuted because of Christ
Concordia Sagittaria (Agenzia Fides) - Even today, the journey of the Church in the world is marked by "martyrdom and persecutions", by "real hatred even in countries of ancient Christian tradition and now also in those ...
3 August 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Cardinal Filoni at the 'Perdonanza bibionese': "Christ has tattooed our name on his hands"
Bibione (Agenzia Fides) - "While so many people love to tattoo their bodies, perhaps due to a certain more or less aesthetic exhibitionism, it is nice to think that Christ has tattooed my name on his hands, where he was ...
1 August 2019
EUROPE - Season of Creation 2019: time for prayer, forgiveness and commitment for Christians
St. Gallen (Agenzia Fides) - The Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conferences of European Churches are uniting once again this year to reaffirm responsibility for creation and issue an invitation ...
31 July 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Cardinal Filoni in the diocese of Concordia-Pordenone
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will visit the diocese of Concordia-Pordenone for two events: the opening of the "Perdonanza Bibionese" and ...
30 July 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - The Extraordinary Missionary Month unites Poland and Lithuania
Warsaw (Agenzia Fides) – Fr. Alessandro Barelli, SDB, is the first National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the history of Lithuania (see Fides, 25/7/2019). These days he met Mgr. Tomasz Atłas, N ...
26 July 2019
EUROPE/IRELAND - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Fr. John Kilcrann, CSSp
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 10 May 2019, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. John Kilcrann, of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, CSSp, as Nation ...
25 July 2019
EUROPE/LITHUANIA - Appointment of the first National Director of the PMS, Fr. Alessandro Barelli SDB
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On June 25, 2019, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Alessandro Barelli, of the Society of Francesco di Sales, Salesians ...
25 July 2019
EUROPE/LITHUANIA - A site not only for the Missionary Month but also to deepen the missionary dimension of the Church
Vilnius (Agenzia Fides) - Approaching with great strides the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019, strongly desired by Pope Francis as an opportunity to reinvigorate the missionary energy and the evangelizing i ...
16 July 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Migrants: the Scalabrinians also support the appeal of Poor Clares and Carmelites
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) support the appeal of the Poor Clares and Carmelites sent to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and to the Pres ...
6 July 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Renewing the missionary spirit: a formation program at the Gregoriana University
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Responding to the challenges that the various contexts of religious and cultural pluralism pose to faith in the Church's mission, through a "theological, intellectual and spiritual renewal": this i ...
5 July 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - Missionary animators at school in view of the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Warsaw (Agenzia Fides) - In the first week of July, the Warsaw Missionary Formation Center hosted the School for second-degree missionary animators, organized by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS). The course was att ...
26 June 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - The 72nd Missionology Week of Burgos: "Mission ad Gentes, future of the Church"
Burgos (Agenzia Fides) - The 72nd Spanish Missionology Week, which takes place at the Faculty of Theology in Burgos, will be dedicated this year to the theme "Mission ad Gentes, the future of the Church", 100 years after ...
17 June 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - To pray and hope: prayer vigil and march for the release of Father Gigi Maccalli
Crema (Agenzia Fides) - Another long month of silence passed from the night between 17 and 18 September 2018 in which Father Pierluigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions (SMA), was kidnapped in Niger. ...
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