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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
Missionary Prayer Intention
29 May 2007
Pope Benedict XVI's prayer intention for the month of June “That through its presence and deeds the Church in north Africa may bear witness to God's love for every human person and for all peoples”. Comment by Fr. Vito Del Prete, PIME, secretary general of the Pontifical Missionary Union
Vatican City (Fides Service) - The mission of the Churches' present in the many countries which form the vast region of North Africa is to bear witness to God who is love and who cares for all his children especially the ...
2 May 2007
Pope Benedict XVI's May prayer intention: “That good and enlightened formation staff for Major Seminaries and Institutes of Consecrated Life may never be lacking in mission territories”. Comment by Fr. Vito Del Prete, PIME, Pontifical Missionary Union secretary general
Vatican City (Fides Service) - A scarcity of vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life in the older Churches is compensated by a flourishing of the former in the young Churches in mission territories. Hundreds ...
30 March 2007
The Pope’s missionary prayer intention for April: That the number of priestly and religious vocations may grow in North America and the countries of the Pacific Ocean, in order to given an adequate answer to the pastoral and missionary needs of those populations. Comment by Fr. Vito Del Prete, PIME, Secretary General Pontifical Missionary Union
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The scarcity in the Catholic Church of pastoral workers in recent decades is more acute in the Churches of North America and Pacific Ocean countries. While in Asia, Africa and Latin Americ ...
24 February 2007
March 2007: The Holy Father’s missionary prayer intention for March: That those responsible for the young Churches may give ongoing attention to the training of catechists and lay mission animators for the service of the Gospel Comment by Mgr Jerry Bitoon Officer of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - It is indeed well for us to bear in mind the condition and needs of young Churches all over the world, especially in mission countries. When we speak of young Churches in mission territor ...
29 January 2007
February: The Pope’s missionary prayer intention “That the fight against disease and epidemics in the third world may be supported in a spirit of solidarity by ever more generous collaboration from the governments of all nations”. Comment by Mgr. Lorenzo Piva, Officer at the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Fides Service) - The missionary intention for the month of February concerns the fight against disease and epidemics in the Third World. It touches therefore on one of the scourges of our day, which section ...
4 January 2007
The Pope’s missionary prayer intention for January 2007: “That the Church in Africa may bear ever more authentic witness to the Good News of Christ and promote reconciliation and peace in every country”. Comment by Fr Vito Del Prete, P.I.M.E. Pontifical Missionary Union General Secretary
Vatican City (Fides Service) - In the opening address at the Special Synod of Bishops for Africa held in Rome 1994, Cardinal Arinze declared: “The Hour has Come;” the hour in which Jesus Christ calls Africa; the hour ...
14 December 2006
December 2006 The Holy Father’s missionary prayer intention: “That missionaries all over the world may live their vocation to be faithful followers of Christ with joy and enthusiasm” Comment by Cardinal Nicolas Lopez Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Church, from the beginning, has been the depositary of the Message of Salvation entrusted to her by Jesus Christ through the Apostles and at the same time the duty to preach the Lord’ ...
28 October 2006
The Pope’s Missionary Prayer intention for November 2006: “For believers everywhere: may they work to remove old and new barriers to Africa’s development”. Comment by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
Vatican City (Fides Service) - In 1994, at the Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, the rest of the Universal Church joined the African Church to take a candid, but a sympathetic look at the African conti ...
25 September 2006
October 2006: The Pope’s missionary prayer intention “May the celebration of World Mission Sunday intensify the spirit of missionary animation and cooperation everywhere” Comment by Cardinal Ivan Dias Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - In this month of October 2006 we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the institution of World Mission Sunday. In fact on 14 April 1926 Pope Pius XI gave his approval to a request formulated b ...
29 August 2006
September 2006 the Pope’s missionary intention: ““For the People of God in missionary lands: may they consider their own ongoing formation a priority”. Comment by Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines)
Vatican City (Fides Service) - Missionaries often think of themselves as evangelisers. The missionary zeal focuses them on the need to share the Faith with others in the hope of bringing all men and women to Christ. Yet ...
22 July 2006
The Pope’s prayer intention August 2006: “That the Christian faithful may be aware of their special vocation everywhere and at all times” Comment by Sr Elisabetta Adamiak, superior general of the Missionary Sisters of Saint Peter Claver (SSPC)
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Church, in fact, lives in the world, even if she is not of the world (cf. Jn 17:16). She is sent to continue the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, which by its very nature concerns the salvation ...
26 June 2006
The Pope’s Missionary Intention for July 2006 - That in the mission territories, different ethnic and religious groups may live in peace and together build a society inspired by human and spiritual values Comment by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India
Ranchi (Agenzia Fides) - Diversity is the fundamental phenomenon that runs through the entire creation. It characterises the human society in an unparalleled way. The Asian continent lives this reality in a very signific ...
23 May 2006
June 2006: “For bishops, clergy and laity: may they consider inter-religious dialogue and inculturation of the Gospel part of daily efforts to evangelize all people” Comment by Father Ignatius Ismartono, SJ, Secretary of the Crisis and Reconciliation Service of the Bishops' Conference of Indonesia
Vatican City (Fides Service) - The main mission of Jesus is to love. Inter-religious dialogue and inculturation is a matter of love. We live with people from different religious and traditional background and we are call ...
28 April 2006
May 2006: “That in mission countries those responsible for public institutions may promote and protect human life from conception to natural end with adequate legislation ” Missionary Prayer Intention indicated by the Holy Father comment by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez Archbishop of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Guadalajara (Fides Service) - That in mission countries… “Go therefore and teach all nations baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit ” (Mt. 28,19). The Lord’s command is ever presen ...
27 March 2006
The Pope’s missionary prayer intention April 2006: “That the Church in China may engage in its mission to evangelise with serenity and full freedom” Comment by Rev. Ambrogio Spreafico, rector of Urban University
Rome (Fides Service) - “Go out into the world and preach the Gospel to all creatures” Jesus said to his disciples after his Resurrection. This missionary mandate has animated the Church from the very beginning. This ...
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