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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
16 July 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Migrants: the Scalabrinians also support the appeal of Poor Clares and Carmelites
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo (Scalabrinians) support the appeal of the Poor Clares and Carmelites sent to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and to the Pres ...
6 July 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Renewing the missionary spirit: a formation program at the Gregoriana University
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Responding to the challenges that the various contexts of religious and cultural pluralism pose to faith in the Church's mission, through a "theological, intellectual and spiritual renewal": this i ...
5 July 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - Missionary animators at school in view of the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Warsaw (Agenzia Fides) - In the first week of July, the Warsaw Missionary Formation Center hosted the School for second-degree missionary animators, organized by the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS). The course was att ...
26 June 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - The 72nd Missionology Week of Burgos: "Mission ad Gentes, future of the Church"
Burgos (Agenzia Fides) - The 72nd Spanish Missionology Week, which takes place at the Faculty of Theology in Burgos, will be dedicated this year to the theme "Mission ad Gentes, the future of the Church", 100 years after ...
17 June 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - To pray and hope: prayer vigil and march for the release of Father Gigi Maccalli
Crema (Agenzia Fides) - Another long month of silence passed from the night between 17 and 18 September 2018 in which Father Pierluigi Maccalli, a priest of the Society for African Missions (SMA), was kidnapped in Niger. ...
13 June 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Father Gigi Maccalli still prisoner: "Stubborn witness of the Gospel among the poorest"
Feriole (Agenzia Fides) - "Every time I read on the turret of our house of the Society for African Missions (SMA) in Genoa or in front of our house in Feriole 'Release Father Gigi' I ask myself and our community to ask t ...
8 June 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - The Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage invites to pray for the Extraordinary Missionary Month
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - On the evening of Pentecost, since 1978, thousands of people from all over Italy and also from other nations, of different traditions and cultures, have given life to the now traditional pilgrimage ...
6 June 2019
EUROPE/POLAND - The close link between the Living Rosary Association and missionary cooperation
Warsaw (Agenzia Fides) - From May 31st to June 1st, over ten thousand members of the Association of the Living Rosary, met for the seventh time in Jasna Góra, National Shrine of Poland, to pray together and learn more a ...
5 June 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - Environment Day: educating young people to fight against climate change and to defend the common home
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - Today, June 5, we celebrate Environment Day, an anniversary shared by an increasing number of ecclesial institutions and bodies, also thanks to the impulse given by Pope Francis with the encyclic ...
4 June 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - "Chaire Gynai", Welcome, woman: the integration project for migrant women celebrates its first anniversary
Rome (Agenzia Fides) – To welcome, protect, promote and integrate: the 4 verbs of migration, launched by Pope Francis, are summarized in "Chaire Gynai" (which means "Welcome, woman"), a project wanted by the Pope himse ...
29 May 2019
EUROPE/GERMANY MUNICH - Confirmation of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Mgr. Wolfgang Huber
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 7 March 2019 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed the rev. Mgr. Wolfgang Huber, of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Munich, ...
18 May 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - Brothers of the Christian Schools: five "projects without border" for the mission of education
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - In the year of the celebrations to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the death of their founder St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Brothers of the Christian Schools present five new school projec ...
17 May 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - "God, our Father, give freedom to Father Pierluigi": prayer vigil in Father Maccalli’s birthplace
Madignano (Agenzia Fides) - "Every day, in the diocese of Niamey, at the end of each Mass, we pray for the release of Father Gigi Maccalli. Archbishop Laurent Lompo composed a prayer for him that we have been reciting si ...
15 May 2019
EUROPE/SPAIN - Academic Day at San Damaso University: the announcement of the Extraordinary Missionary Month concerns everyone
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - An academic Day dedicated to the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 was held yesterday at the San Damaso University of Madrid, organized by the Chair of Missionology, the Faculty of T ...
14 May 2019
EUROPE/ITALY - For the first time an Italian Superior General of the Society for African Missions
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The General Assembly of the Society for African Missions SMA has elected its new Superior General, who will guide the international institute for the next 6 years. For the first time he is an Itali ...
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