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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
9 April 2019
VATICAN - CIAM hosts Formation course for English speaking PMS National directors
Città del Vaticano (Agenzia Fides) – Following the French speaking National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies (see Fides 3/4/2019), this week, the international Animazione Mission Centre (CIAM) hosts 33 me ...
3 April 2019
VATICAN - Archbishop Dal Toso: the missionary mandate continues to be a priority for the Church
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – There are thirty-three members of the National Directions of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS), from 17 francophone countries of Africa, America and Europe, who are participating in ...
28 March 2019
VATICAN - The Pope's pays homage to missionaries who "burn" their lives sowing the word of God
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - At the end of the general audience on Wednesday 27 March, the Holy Father addressed a special greeting to an 85-year-old missionary nun, who works in Bangui, giving her an honor and paying ...
27 March 2019
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni at the patronal feast of Urbaniana, an instrument at the service of the Gospel and of the Church in the world
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "As Maria was the "home of the Word, of the Verbum" accepted and believed, so our University is also the "place of the Word", where a formative community lives and the teaching body interac ...
25 March 2019
VATICAN - The Pope remembers "the contemporary ordeal" of those persecuted and killed for faith
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - After the Marian prayer of the Angelus, the Holy Father reminded the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, the "Day of prayer and fasting in memory of the missionary martyrs" which was c ...
20 March 2019
VATICAN - Recognition of the martyrdom of PIME missionary Alfredo Cremonesi, killed in Myanmar
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - In yesterday's audience with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Holy Father Francis authorized the promulgation of several Decrees, including ...
15 March 2019
VATICAN - Missionary Childhood: new role of the newsletter on children's missionary commitment
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "Currently, the predominant view is that childhood is not only a preparatory moment that everyone needs in order to grow, but it is a significant period in the journey of the life of the hu ...
5 March 2019
VATICAN - The Pontifical Mission Societies: "a worldwide network of prayer and charity at the service of the Pope"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "How can we define the Pontifical Mission Societies in one sentence? They are a worldwide network at the service of the Holy Father to sustain the mission and the young Churches through pra ...
1 March 2019
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni closes the Eucharistic Congress of Taiwan: "The Eucharist brings about grace and missionary commitment"
Chiayi (Agenzia Fides) - "May this Eucharistic Congress help the Church in Taiwan to deeply reflect upon her mission and her role in the context of the reality in which she belongs, and to contribute, with her own witnes ...
27 February 2019
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni in Taiwan to close the Eucharistic Congress, then to Macao and Hong Kong
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, is traveling to Taiwan where he will preside, as Special Envoy of the Holy Father, the closing c ...
20 February 2019
VATICAN - Archbishop Rugambwa to Rectors and vice-Rectors of Seminaries: "Forming priests according to the heart of God"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "The first formation Course for formators established by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, in collaboration with the Pontifical Urbaniana University, is part of the settin ...
8 February 2019
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Below a note published on the Osservatore Romano on the Catholic Church in China
On 22 September 2018 in Beijing, the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China signed a “Provisional Agreement on the appointment of Bishops”. Previously, on 8 September 2018, after much reflection and prayer, th ...
8 February 2019
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni: "Holy See-China Provisional Agreement of historical significance"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, followed the delicate and complex path of the Catholic Church in China since 1992, the year of its a ...
1 February 2019
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni: "The Pope in the Arabian Peninsula: a sign of hope"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "The Pope's visit can help promote Islamic-Christian dialogue. But it must be said that we do not start from scratch and too many times only the most problematic or negative aspects are hig ...
17 January 2019
VATICAN - "The entire Church, all the Churches for the whole world": towards the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "The entire Church, all the Churches for the whole world": this sentence of blessed Paolo Manna, Pime, whose liturgical memorial is celebrated on January 16, inspired the Day of spiritualit ...
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