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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 [GMT +1]
Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
14 September 2018
EUROPE/SPAIN - Thank you Fr. Anastasio for your love for missions, evangelization and the Church
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - "Nothing is lost in the hands of the Lord. The missionary disciple puts himself in the hands of the Lord. Blessed Don Anastasio, died believing what the Lord said": said Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Ar ...
11 September 2018
EUROPE/POLAND - Solidarity in Europe: assembly of European Bishops
Poznań (Agenzia Fides) - The spirit of solidarity in Europe is the theme of the annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) to be held in Poznań, Poland, from 13 to 16 September. A ...
7 September 2018
EUROPE/SPAIN - Fr. Anastasio Gil, National Director of the PMS has died
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) – Fr. Anastasio Gil, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Spain, died today in Madrid. He was known as a tireless missionary and man of God. Anastasio Gil García was bo ...
30 July 2018
EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - To prevent and end human trafficking: World Day against human trafficking
Geneva (Agenzia Fides) – Human trafficking is a tragic form of contemporary slavery, which constitutes a crime and a serious threat to human dignity and physical integrity. On the occasion of World Day against this phe ...
10 July 2018
EUROPE/ARMENIA - Protests against Patriarch Karekin continue. The Supreme Spiritual Council urgently summoned
Erevan (Agenzia Fides) - The mobilization of groups of Armenian demonstrators who on July 6 entered the Patriarchal See of the Catholicosate of Echmiadzin to demand the resignation of Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Ca ...
27 June 2018
EUROPE/SPAIN - The volume "La misión, futuro de la Iglesia, Missio ad-inter gentes" has been published
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - Until today when "mission" was discussed, reflections focused on aspects related to animation and missionary cooperation. But it was necessary for theologians and missionologists to share opinion ...
26 June 2018
ASIA/ARMENIA - European funds to stabilize Armenian refugees who fled from Syria
Ereven (Agenzia Fides) - The European Union is preparing to allocate a contribution of 3 million euros to support projects for the integration and stabilization of Armenian refugees who fled from Syria who found refuge i ...
7 June 2018
EUROPE/SCOTLAND - Appointment of National Director of the PMS, Fr. Vincent Lockhart
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 7 December 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Vincent Lockhart, of the clergy of the Motherwell diocese, ...
6 June 2018
EUROPE/SLOVAKIA - Appointment of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Ivan Kňaze
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 11 May 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed the rev. Fr. Ivan Kňaze, of the diocesan clergy of Žilina as National Dir ...
5 June 2018
EUROPE/FRANCE - Appointment of National Director of the PMS, His Exc. Msgr. Michel Dubost
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 19 April 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed His Exc. Msgr. Michel Dubost, CIM, Bishop emeritus of Evry-Corbeil-Essonn ...
22 May 2018
EUROPE/ITALY - An impulse for mission and for vocations comes from the beatification of Sr. Leonella
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "From the beatification of Sister Leonella we expect great strength for mission and for vocations, because looking at her young people in the whole world can wonder about the possibility of giving ...
14 May 2018
EUROPE/AUSTRIA - "Mission Manifest": mission is the top priority in European countries
Vienna (Agenzia Fides) - "We are Catholic Christians from Austria, Germany and Switzerland, who grieve about the erosion of the Catholic faith that Pope Francis speaks of. We are aware of the fact that our home countries ...
8 May 2018
EUROPE/ITALY - The Camillians, martyrs of charity and service to the sick
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - On February 2, 1994, the Order of the Ministers of the Sick (Camilliani - MI) officially instituted the "Day of the Religious Martyrs of Charity" on May 25, coinciding with the anniversary of the b ...
18 April 2018
EUROPE/ITALY - "Dialogue, respect and freedom of expression": 400 religious information professionals gathered in Rome
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "The Church has much to work on issues of dialogue, respect and freedom of expression, especially when it must communicate opinions on social issues, trying to clearly express the values of the Chu ...
14 April 2018
VATICAN - Fr. Justino Rezende at the end of the pre-Synodal Meeting for the Amazon: "May the Synod be the manifestation of God for us"
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "Through this synod we have the important opportunity to innovate our current Church in the Amazon and to be in the midst of different peoples in a new way, with enthusiasm, commitment and dedicati ...
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