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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
13 January 2022
EUROPE/SPAIN - Missionary Childhood Day: The Church has been a pioneer in the field of child protection for many years
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) – This coming Sunday, January 16, Spanish children have an appointment with Missionary Childhood Day - "Children's Sunday". The focus is on supporting the missionaries in their work with children ...
5 January 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - "Mondo e Missione" looks back on 150 years: the history of the magazine is closely linked to the Pontifical Mission Societies
Milan (Agenzia Fides) - In 2022 the missionary magazine "Mondo e Missione", of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) looks back on 150 years of uninterrupted publications. As a note sent to Agenzia Fides i ...
4 January 2022
EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - The Swiss delegation of the Star Singers distributes over 150 "unexpected" blessings in Rome
Friborg (Agenzia Fides) - Sevan, Bree Victoria, Salome and Norah are the names of the four Star Singers of French-speaking Switzerland aged eleven to thirteen who traveled to Rome for the first time this year with the de ...
30 December 2021
EUROPE/GERMANY - Star Singers Campaign 2022: health is a right for everyone, including the children of Africa
Aachen (Agenzia Fides) - "Becoming healthy, staying healthy: a right for children all over the world", is the motto of the 64th Campaign of the "Star Singers" ("Die Sternisnger") with which the children of missionary chi ...
23 December 2021
EUROPE/IRELAND - Appointment of the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Fr. Michael Kelly SPS
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – On October 21, 2021 Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Michael Kelly, of St. Patrick's Society for Foreign Missio ...
18 December 2021
EUROPE/SPAIN - The "Star Sowers": the announcement of Christmas made by the little ones and the "gratitude" of the missionaries
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The "Star Sowers" initiative is back in these days, during which children announce Christmas with adhesive "stars" and thank, on behalf of the missionaries, for the contributions collected in Oct ...
15 December 2021
EUROPE/ITALY - Humanitarian corridors from Afghanistan, a way to save lives
Trento (Agenzia Fides) - Christian organizations committed in Italy to humanitarian aid, development and reception projects put their resources, their skills and the "passion for humanity" that characterize them at the s ...
13 December 2021
EUROPE/ITALY - Between cooperation and diplomacy: Christian realities protagonists of the future of Afghanistan
Trento (Agenzia Fides) – Analyze the situation in Afghanistan, imagine future scenarios and, above all, foresee the involvement and commitment of Europe in a constantly evolving framework: with these objectives, which ...
9 December 2021
EUROPE/POLAND - Star Singers help children in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Warsaw (Agenzia Fides) - For 28 years, during the Christmas period, hundreds of thousands of children and missionary animators from all over Poland have been taking part in the missionary animation of the "Star Singers" ...
4 December 2021
EUROPE/GREECE - The Pope in Athens: Jesus prefers the little ones and the poor"
Athens (Agenzia Fides) - Christ's salvation spreads throughout the world always starting from a "small remnant". Jesus himself "loves to work in our smallness", he prefers "the little ones and the poor" to preach his Gos ...
3 December 2021
EUROPE/CYPRUS - Pope Francis to his Orthodox brothers: Christian unity is a testimony to Christ
Nicosia (Agenzia Fides) - The path towards the full visible unity of Christians is not only of interest to theologians and "experts" in ecumenism. It has to do with the mission of salvation entrusted by Christ to his Chu ...
3 December 2021
EUROPE/CYPRUS - The Pope in the footsteps of St. Barnabas: patience and fraternity are the "characteristics" of every apostolic mission
Nicosia (Agenzia Fides) - The mission of proclaiming the salvation given by Christ becomes fruitful if it manifests the face of a "patient Church", which "does not allow itself to be upset and disturbed by changes, but s ...
2 December 2021
EUROPE/FRANCE - Launch of the Missionary Reportage contest "Prix Pauline Jaricot" aimed at young people
Paris (Agenzia Fides) - The day after Missionary October and with a view to the beatification of Pauline Jaricot, scheduled for May 2022, the Direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies of France has launched this week ...
29 November 2021
EUROPE/ITALY - A Missionary Family with a heart turned towards Afghanistan
Rovigo (Agenzia Fides) - Afghanistan is alive in the hearts of the faithful and missionaries: even if the experience of the Missio sui iuris in Kabul has currently been interrupted, the attention of the diocesan missiona ...
22 November 2021
EUROPE/ITALY - Vietnamese martyrs, a source of encouragement for Catholic communities
Rome (Agenzia Fides) – To celebrate with faith and devotion the Feast of the Vietnamese Holy Martyrs, canonized in 1988 by Pope Saint John Paul II: in this spirit, on the eve of the feast of Christ the King, more than ...
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