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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
17 October 2018
EUROPE/GERMANY - The President of the PMS: "Even from our desks we can be missionaries"
Aachen (Agenzia Fides) - On the occasion of his visit to Missio-Aachen (see Fides 16/10/2018), Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMs), this morning, 17 October, presided ...
17 October 2018
EUROPE/ITALY - The Lay Camillian Family is the future: a challenge as well as a hope
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The International Assembly of the Lay Camillian Family (FCL) is underway in Rome. Among the participants there are 61 members, presidents and delegates from 23 countries all over the world gathered ...
16 October 2018
EUROPE/GERMANY - Archbishop Dal Toso in Aachen meets the National Directorate of Missio and Missionary Childhood
Aachen (Agenzia Fides) - Archbishop Giovanni Pietro Dal Toso, President of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) is in Aachen, Germany, for a two-day visit at the National Directorate of Missio and of Missionary Childho ...
11 October 2018
EUROPE/PORTUGAL - The digital challenge for European Christian radio stations
Lisbon (Agenzia Fides) - The 25th meeting of the European Conference of Christian Radio (ECCR), which this year chose the theme "The digital challenge for our radios", began yesterday in Lisbon. In an interview with Ecc ...
1 October 2018
EUROPE/ITALY - Two houses in Rome offer shelter and assistance to vulnerable women migrants
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - One of the two houses in Rome which offers shelter and assistance to vulnerable women migrants was inaugurated yesterday, Sunday 30 September. The project is called "Chaire Gynai" which in Greek st ...
22 September 2018
EUROPE/AUSTRIA - Msgr. Dal Toso: mission pours from communion
Salzburg (Agenzia Fides) - "The local church and universal church are mutually and essentially linked", said Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and Presiden ...
20 September 2018
EUROPE/HUNGARY - Confirmation of the National Director of the PMS, Fr. Benvin Madassery, SVD
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On 7 June 2018 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, confirmed Fr. Benvin Madassery, SVD as National Director of the Pontifical Mission So ...
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, ...
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