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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
Missionary Prayer Intention
24 February 2006
March 2006 Holy Father’s missionary prayer intention: “For Catholics in the world: may they grow in mission awareness and offer support and collaboration to missionary work Comment by Cardinale Giacomo Biffi, emeritus Archbishop of Bologna Italy
Bologna (Fides Service) - The Catholic Church, from the point of view of organisation is the most decentralised reality in the world. Every diocese, indeed every parish, has its own amply autonomous life, administrative ...
27 January 2006
The Pope’s Missionary Prayer Intention for February 2006: For lay Catholics in mission lands: may they serve their country with ever greater commitment in every field including politics and social assistance Comment by Archbishop Nicholas Cheong Jinsuk Archbishop of Seoul
Rome ( Fides Service ) - The Church in mission lands is faced with a double challenge, namely to proclaim the Gospel to over two thirds of the world' s six billion people who live without yet knowing or recognising Jesus ...
20 January 2006
Intentions entrusted by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI to the Apostleship of Prayer for the year 2007
JANUARY General: That in our time, unfortunately marked by many episodes of violence, the Church’s bishops and priests may continue to indicate the way of peace and understanding among peoples. Mission: That the ...
15 December 2005
The Pope’s missionary prayer intention for January 2006: “For migrants: may they be recognised as persons created in the image and likeness of God and welcomed with respect and charity ”. Comment by Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi C.S., Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations and International Organisations in Geneva
Geneva (Fides Service) - Today more than 200 million people in the world live and work in a country which is not the one in which they were born. This is a sign of the times and a phenomenon which transforms whole countr ...
28 November 2005
The Pope’s mission prayer intention December 2005: “For people all over the world searching for God and the truth: may they encounter the Lord Jesus” Comment by Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima, Peru
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” (Jn 17,3). Jesus Christ said this to God the Father while he was givin ...
27 October 2005
The Pope’s Missionary Prayer Intention for November: For Bishops in missionary territories: may they fulfil their duty to ensure permanent formation for their priests Comment by Cardinal Peter Turkson Kodwo Appiah, Archbishop of Cape Coast,Ghana
Vatican City (Fides Service) - In several so-called motivational seminars, participants are often reminded that the basic law of the universe is the law of "cause and effect." It is a law, which says that for everything ...
20 September 2005
The Pope's missionary prayer intention October 2005: “For all Christians: besides praying for the missions may they also support missionary activity with material offerings.” Comment by Archbishop Robert Sarah secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Fides Service) - United with Christ in Baptism Christians become children of God and members of the Body of Christ, that is the Church. They are directly involved in the mandate for mission which the Church ...
29 August 2005
The Pope’s missionary intention for September " That the young Churches may proclaim the Christian message enabling it to penetrate and enrich every culture". Comment by Sr. Teresa Joseph of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Auxiliatrix.
Rome (Fides Service) - The words of the Risen Lord "go into the whole world and proclaim the message of the Gospel to all peoples" (Mk 16, 15) resound in the Church’s memory. This mission, a gift and task for every Ch ...
27 July 2005
The Holy Father’s intention for August 2005: “For students from mission Churches studying in Rome: may their studies in the Eternal City be a time of spiritual enrichment Comment by Archbishop Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk Seoul, Korea
Vatican City (Fides Service) - It gives us great joy to see many priests, seminarians, religious and lay faithful from various mission countries engaged in studies in Rome. These young people have chosen “the good port ...
27 June 2005
The Pope’s missionary prayer intention for July 2005: “For the baptised all over the world: whatever their state of life may they be committed to transforming the world with the light of the Gospel”. Comment by Sr M. Antonieta Bruscato, Superior General Daughters of St Paul DSP
Vatican City (Fides Service) - “"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (Jn 8.12). The theme of light emerges repeatedly in the Gospel but each tim ...
31 May 2005
The Pope’s mission prayer intention for June: 'That the Sacrament of the Eucharist be more and more perceived as the heartbeat of the Church’s life'. Comment by Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi (India)
Vatican City (Fides Service) - This month’s missionary intention is focused on the Eucharist. No one can be possibly ignorant of the fact that the Eucharist has occupied the attention of the Church in a very striking w ...
2 May 2005
The Pope’s Mission Prayer Intention for May 2005: “For the Pontifical Mission Societies: may they help all Christians, young and old, realise they have a part to play in missionary work”, Comment by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples
Vatican City (Fides Service) - In his last gift to us, namely the message for World Mission Sunday 2005 which we will celebrate on 23 October, the late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II said: “World Mission Sunday is an o ...
30 March 2005
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention for April 2005: “For Christian communities: filled with burning zeal for holiness may they kindle numerous missionary vocations”. Comment by Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodriguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
Vatican City (Fides Service) - The Church is a community which lives in the life of the Spirit and which has a fundamental missionary vocation: “Go and teach all peoples baptising them in the name of the Father, the S ...
28 February 2005
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention for March 2005: For the local Churches: may they realise the need to educate Christians to holiness in order to face the challenges of new evangelisation. Comment by Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, Archbishop of Dar es Salam, Tanzania.
Rome (Fides Service) - In the first Letter of Saint Peter the call of every Christian to holiness is expressed in the following words: “but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct since it ...
7 February 2005
Pope John Paul II’s missionary prayer intention for February 2005: For missionaries: may they have a passionate love for Christ, indispensable for proclaiming the Gospel with conviction. Comment by Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal Archbishop of Cebu (Philippines)
Vatican City (Fides Service) - Only through a passionate love for Christ is it possible to transmit the Gospel in an effective and convincing manner. This has been the realisation of men and women involved in missionary ...
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