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30 December 2023
VATICAN - Missionaries and pastoral care workers killed in 2023
Dossier edited by Stefano Lodigiani Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – According to information gathered by Agenzia Fides, 20 missionaries were killed in the world in 2023: 1 Bishop, 8 priests, 2 non-religious men, 1 semi ...
21 October 2016
VATICAN - WORLD MISSION DAY - CATHOLIC CHURCH STATISTICS 2016
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – As every year, in view of World Mission Day, which this year celebrates it 90th anniversary on Sunday, October 23, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of t ...
16 October 2009
THE PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES FOR MISSIONARY ANIMATION AND COOPERATION
“The universal mission should become a fundamental constant in the life of the Church”, Fr. Timothy Lehane Barrett, SVD, General Secretary of the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith How ...
15 October 2009
Special Feature for Mission Sunday 2009: CATHOLIC CHURCH STATISTICS
CATHOLIC CHURCH STATISTICS WORLD POPULATION – CATHOLICS PERSONS /CATHOLICS PER PRIEST ECCLESIASTICAL CIRCUMSCRIPTIONS – MISSION STATIONS BISHOPS PRIESTS PERMANENT DEACONS RELIGIOUS MEN AND WOMEN ...
13 October 2009
Instrumentum mensis Septembris pro lectura Magisterii Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI, pro evangelizatione in terris missionum
The Holy Father Benedict XVI in the month of September continued to reside in his Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, from where, on Sunday 6th he made a pastoral visit to Viterbo and Bagnoregio. On Saturday the 12th , ...
26 September 2009
Dossier - THE PRINCIPAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA (4)
THE PRINCIPAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA (4) The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Introduction The Catholic Church's ...
19 September 2009
Dossier - THE PRINCIPAL REGIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA (3)
The Arab Mahgreb Union (AMU) The Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) Introduction The Magisterium of the Pope and the tragedy of hunger From the first to the second Special Synod for ...
12 September 2009
Dossier - The principal regional economic institutions of Africa (2)
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Introduction The Teaching of the African Bishops in the Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod A major regional financial-economic institution in Africa: the So ...
12 September 2009
Instrumentum mensis Augusti pro lectura Magisterii Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI, pro evangelizatione in terris missionum
During the month of August the Sunday and feast day appointments for the recitation of the Angelus prayer and for the Wednesday General Audiences took place in the courtyard of the Pope's Summer Residence in the hillside ...
5 September 2009
Dossier - THE MAJOR REGIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA (1)
The African Development Bank AfDB Introduction Papa Benedict XVI and Africa The socio-economic situation as outlined in the Synod's Instrumentum Laboris African Development Bank Group: identity and mission ...
13 August 2009
Dossier - Marian devotion and Marian shrines in Africa
Pope Benedict XVI's prayer to Mary Protectress of Africa Magisterium on the Blessed Virgin Mary and Marian shrines Certain features of African Marian devotion Apparitions and visions: definition and historical ...
10 August 2009
Dossier - The Cloister
“The home of purity of life dedicated entirely to Jesus Christ, where silence is hallowed and Liturgy is a shared celebration of joy and adoration”: interview with Rev. Vincenzo Macera, parish priest at San Giuseppe ...
1 August 2009
Instrumentum mensis Iulii pro lectura Magisterii Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI, pro evangelizatione in terris missionum
Among the most significant events in this month of July 2009, we recall that on 4 July the Holy Father received in Audience the participants at a European Meeting on Vocation Pastoral and on the same day took part in Ves ...
25 July 2009
Dossier - The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life Introduction Origin and duties of the Congregation John Paul II and the Church's World Day for Consecrated Life Instr ...
18 July 2009
Instrumentum mensis Iunii pro lectura Magisterii Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI pro evangelizatione in terris missionum
Thursday 11 June, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Holy Father, Benedict XVI presided Mass in the square in front of his cathedral, San Giovanni in Laterano, at the end of which he presided the Blessed Sacrament Proces ...
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