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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
Missionary Prayer Intention
31 May 2012
MISSIONARY INTENTION - "That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the and participate with more enthusiasm in Gospel" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for June 2012
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - In recent decades the countries of ancient Christian tradition in Europe are undergoing a severe crisis of identity. At a political level the demand was to eradicate Europe from its Christi ...
27 April 2012
"That Mary, Queen of the World and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for May 2012
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - By the will of God, Mary, Mother of the Incarnate Word, is inextricably linked to the person and work of her Son. With her "yes", pronounced once and for all and renewed every day, She put ...
30 March 2012
MISSIONARY INTENTION-"That the risen Christ may be a sign of certain hope for the men and women of the African continent" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for April 2012
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Africa is "a continent of hope" par excellence. But like all human realities, it is not able to find the basis of its hope in itself. If it is true that the African Church is full of youth ...
30 January 2012
"That the Lord may sustain the efforts of health workers assisting the sick and the elderly in the world’s poorest regions" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for February 2012
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "I was ill and you cared for me" (Matthew 25:36). These words of the Lord led the believers to have a special sensitivity for those suffering from disease or old age, recognizing in them th ...
13 January 2012
VATICAN-The Holy Father’s intentions for prayer, entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer for the year 2013
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides)-The Holy Father’s intentions for prayer, entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer for the year 2013 January General:That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the ...
29 December 2011
"That the dedication of christians to peace may bear witness to the name of Christ before all menand women of good will" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for January 2012
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Next to love, peace is perhaps one of the most frequently used and distorted words in our language. In a culture that tries to leave God out of any environment, peace is presented as a huma ...
30 November 2011
"That children and young people may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for December 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) –Since the beginning, the Church has always had a special sensitivity for young people and children. The Lord Jesus urged the apostles to let the children go to Him and urged all his discip ...
31 October 2011
"That the African continent may find strength in Christ to pursue justice and reconciliation as set fourth by the second Synod of African Bishops" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for November 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Africa is the continent called by the Pope to hope: "With Jesus Christ, who trod the African soil, Africa can become the continent of hope" (Benedict XVI, Homily in Yaoundé, on March 19, 2 ...
30 September 2011
"So that the celebration of World Mission Day may increase in the People of God the passion for evangelism and support to the missionary activity through prayer and economic aid to the poorest Churches" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for October 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Every year the Church celebrates World Mission Day. It is a day destined to revive in all the faithful, even the pastors, the awareness that the Church is by her very nature missionary, bec ...
1 September 2011
"So that the Christian communities scattered in Asia fervently proclaim the Gospel, witnessing the beauty with the joy of faith" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for September 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Asian people are by nature religious. They have taken root on the continent since ancient times, ancient traditions that collect aspects of religious wisdom of all time. Paradoxically, ...
26 July 2011
"May Western Christians, compliant to the Holy Spirit, rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith" - Comment on the Missionary Intention for August 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - In the primitive Church, due to persecution and the evangelical zeal of the first disciples, the apostles and their collaborators spread throughout the land known at the time. St. Paul eva ...
28 June 2011
"For the religious women who work in mission lands, so that they can be witnesses of the joy of the Gospel and living sign of Christ's love" - Comment on July’s Missionary Intention 2011
Vatican City (Fides Service) - Blessed Pope John Paul II said that the words of St. Paul, "for the love of Christ impels us" (2 Cor 5, 14), should be a stimulus for the religious to evangelize in mission lands, since it ...
31 May 2011
May the Holy Spirit give rise to a number of missionary vocations from our community, willing to fully devote themselves in spreading the kingdom of God" - Comments regarding the Missionary Intention- June 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Council Decree Ad Gentes said that the pilgrim Church is missionary by nature, because it originates from the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit, according to the Father's plan, wh ...
29 April 2011
MISSIONARY INTENTION - “That the Lord may help the Church in China persevere in fidelity to the Gospel and grow in unity” - Commentary on the Missionary Intention for May 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – According to estimates, the number of Catholics in China is little more than 1% of the population. Given that this is the most populous country in the world, even though they are a small ...
30 March 2011
MISSIONARY INTENTION - “That by proclamation of the Gospel and the witness of their lives, missionaries may bring Christ to those who do not yet know him” - Comment on the Missionary Intention for April 2011
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – During the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI's Homily on 9 March, Ash Wednesday, he highlighted the need for Christians to be a living message, through their witness to the Gospel. Many peopl ...
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