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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
17 April 2007
AMERICA/MEXICO - “As a missionary Church we are called to recognise the challenges to new evangelisation in America presented by modernity, in a complex process of globalisation": Bishops start Plenary Assembly
Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - On 16 April the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Mexico began a five day plenary assembly (see Fides 12/4/2007). In the opening address, the Conference President Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes ...
13 April 2007
AMERICA/MEXICO - Objection to abortion “is not merely a position of faith, or sentiment or compassion, it is a human and anthropological question”: Bishops of Province of Hidalgo issue message to promote respect for the value of life
Hidalgo (Agenzia Fides) - In the present context of the debate in Mexico with regard to penal code reforms to de-penalise abortion up to 14 weeks, the Catholic Bishops of the province of Hidalgo issued an Easter Message ...
12 April 2007
AMERICA/BRAZIL - Catholic priest of German origin murdered in Brazil
Belém (Agenzia Fides) - A Catholic priest of German origin, Fr Wolfgang Hermann, was murdered by a young man who broke into his home probably to commit a robbery on 10 April at Belém in the north of Brazil. The man has ...
12 April 2007
AMERICA/BRAZIL - “This is a favourable time granted us by Divine Providence!”: in view of the Pope’s visit in May Bishops issue Message to the people of God in Brazil and launch nation-wide solidarity campaign involving young people
Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - In a message addressed to the People of God in Brazil on the occasion of the forthcoming visit by Pope Benedict XVI the Catholic Bishops of that country write: "we rejoice for the visit of Po ...
11 April 2007
AMERICA/BOLIVIA - "Life and Family Foundation" established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference will help society in activities to sustain and defend life and the family
La Paz (Agenzia Fides) - A Life and Family Foundation established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference during a recent plenary assembly, begins to operate today 11 April. The offices at the Edificio Esperanza in the cit ...
11 April 2007
AMERICA/ECUADOR - Towards CAM 3: first draft working paper; missionary key booklets for young people; “the missionary dimension of the Church" theme for next Bishops’ Conference plenary
Quito (Agenzia Fides) - Preparations continue for the 3rd American Mission Congress CAM 3 to be held next year in Quito, Ecuador 12 - 17 August, according to CAM 3 executive secretary Osvaldo Fierro Terán. During a meet ...
4 April 2007
AMERICA/URUGUAY - To reawaken in our diocesan Church commitment to the evangelising mission entrusted by Jesus”: new diocesan pastoral plan to be consigned during Holy Thursday Mass of the Chrism
Mercedes (Agenzia Fides) - During the solemn Mass of the Chrism on Holy Thursday, at Saint Joseph the Worker parish in Mercedes, the Bishop Carlos Collazzi will officially consign the new Diocesan Pastoral Plan to his di ...
3 April 2007
AMERICA/MEXICO - “ No Mexican shall dare attack a new human life developing in the mother's womb”. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera recalls John Paul II exhortation to safeguard life and ban abortion
Mexico City (Fides Service) - “We must say once again in the name of the Church that to have recourse to abortion in any form, to propose and assist abortion is immoral … people who do commit a seriously evil action ...
2 April 2007
AMERICA/MEXICO - “We confirm our 'yes' to life especially the life of the most defenceless the unborn child who has every right to be born and to live": Bishops of Monterrey issue statement with regard to proposed legalisation of abortion
Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - “We, the Bishops of north east Mexico, express concern for the many manifestations of the culture of death we see, social and intra-family violence, organised crime, abuse of drugs and alc ...
31 March 2007
AMERICA/ARGENTINA - Meetings for diocesan directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Mission Group delegates: towards 3rd National Mission Congress in August
Buenos Aires (Agenzia Fides) - Some 50 diocesan directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Argentina met in early March for the annual meeting in Buenos Aires, the National Director Fr Jairo Calderón Benavides rep ...
31 March 2007
AMERICA - “Our Catholic tradition and personal option for the Lord must be profoundly rooted in the peoples and hearts of Latin America... or it will become ever feebler and disappear”: Summary of continental CELAM 5 Input will serve the Bishops taking part in the May general conference in Aparecida
Bogota (Agenzia Fides) - A “Summary of input for CELAM 5” which will serve the Bishops taking part in the May general conference in Aparecida, has been presented at CELAM head offices in Bogota, Colombia. The documen ...
30 March 2007
AMERICA - Since the 5th General Conference of the Council of Latin American Bishops’ Conferences will be decidedly missionary it will conclude with the launching of a Great Continental Mission to foster renewed evangelising impulse
Bogotá (Agenzia Fides) - Bishop Andres Stanovnik OFM Cap of the diocese of Reconquista (Argentina) secretary general of the Council of Latin American Bishops’ Conferences CELAM issued a statement as reading key for CE ...
29 March 2007
AMERICA/ARGENTINA - “Pentecost continues, Argentina hears and answers”: 3rd National Mission Congress in August to intensify missionary animation and cooperation and prepare for 3rd American Mission Congress
Buenos Aires (Agenzia Fides) - “Pentecost continues, Argentina hears and answers” is the theme of the 3rd National Mission Congress organised by the Church in Argentina from 18 to 20 August in the town of San Nicolá ...
28 March 2007
AMERICA/BRAZIL - Nation wide Palm Sunday church collections in aid of projects to defend Amazon peoples and region
Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - Next Sunday April 1, Palm Sunday, special collections in churches all over Brazil are part of the annual Lenten Fraternity Campaign devoted this year to a project to help the peoples and the r ...
27 March 2007
AMERICA - The Presidents of Latin American Bishops’ Conferences called for final preparatory meeting before CELAM 5 General Conference in Brazil in May
Bogota (Fides Service) - Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Archbishop of Santiago de Chile and President of CELAM the Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Latin America has convoked the Presidents of Latin Ameri ...
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