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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
2 December 2022
EUROPE/RUSSIA - Feed the hungry. Sprouts of Franciscan mercy in the freezing Russian winter
Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - "Bring a kilo". In Russian, “Prinesi kilogramm”. This is the name again this year of the food collection promoted in Moscow by the Conventual Franciscans to help people who live in need in th ...
30 November 2022
EUROPE/UKRAINE - Redemptorists: still "no contact" with the two priests arrested in Berdyansk
Berdyansk (Agenzia Fides) - The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) continues to have no contact with priests Fr Ivan Levytskyy and Fr Bohdan Heleta, parish priest and vicar at the Greek-Catholic churc ...
23 November 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - Missio ad gentes: Missionary Sisters in a changing Europe
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - When it comes to working for the Missio ad gentes, it does not matter where you live geographically, but it requires passion for the Kingdom of God, walking on earth with heaven in the heart, to lo ...
18 November 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - Life in Africa narrated in a special meeting with Pope Francis
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - Stories of commitment and fatigue, results of a year of work "with" Africa, future challenges and at the same time hidden and distant dramas that are unknown and that are caused by the serious worl ...
28 October 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - The canonization process of the Armenian Cardinal Agagianian, Prefect of Propaganda Fide from 1960 to 1970, has begun
Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "The little Armenian will one day have a great mission in the Church". Thus Pope Saint Pius X addressed the twelve-year-old Ghazaros Lazarus Agagianian, meeting him during his 1907 visit to the Col ...
26 October 2022
EUROPE/RUSSIA - "Ecumenism of blood". In Moscow the memory of martyrs unites Christians of different confessions
Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - "What has helped the faithful to remain firm in the faith in times of persecution? And can the common memory of the martyrs help to overcome confessional barriers and help one another?". These ar ...
25 October 2022
EUROPE/SPAIN - The "Pauline Jaricot" Prize to Sister Narváez and Father Maccalli, witnesses of the Gospel
Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - "I want to thank God, who has given me the opportunity to be born again and to return to my mission". These are the words of Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez, a Colombian missionary nun who was awarde ...
22 October 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - A Scottish woman, missionary in Egypt and the Middle East, at the head of the Comboni Missionaries
Verona (Agenzia Fides) - Sister Anne Marie Quigg is the new Superior General of the Institute of the Pious Mothers of Negritude (Combonian Missionaries), founded in 1872, 150 years ago, by Saint Daniele Comboni. She was ...
8 October 2022
EUROPE/RUSSIA - In Moscow people pray for peace, according to the intentions of the Pope
Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - "Bringing peace does not mean smoothing out all the roughness and leveling the differences. Bringing peace means accepting everyone, even those who think differently from us. Peace is above all t ...
8 October 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - October 11 is a special day of fasting and prayer for peace announced by the Franciscan Family
Assisi (Agenzia Fides) - "We ask that you join with the Franciscan Family in observing a special day of fasting and prayer on October 11, 2022. While with evil we see the mystery of immorality in action, we respond to it ...
6 October 2022
EUROPE/ICELAND - The contribution of the Catholic dioceses of the countries of Northern Europe to mission and young Churches
Reykjavik (Agenzia Fides) - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, in a word Missio Nordica - the "unitary direction" of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) present in those countries - met for the first time a ...
5 October 2022
EUROPE/ITALY - An academic conference on Mary Mother of God brings together Russian and Ukrainian scholars in Milan
Milan (Agenzia Fides) - While in the heart of Europe death and destruction continue to be sown among peoples united by the same faith in Christ, in Milan a study conference dedicated to His Mother, the Virgin Mary, will ...
1 October 2022
"Draw me to you", and that's enough. The mission according to Thérèse of Lisieux
by Gianni Valente On the first day of October, a month traditionally devoted to collecting aid for missionary works, we celebrate the liturgical memory of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face (1873-1 ...
1 October 2022
EUROPE/SWITZERLAND - In search of witnesses of Christ, in the footsteps of Pauline Jaricot
Friborg (Agenzia Fides) - In the official video of the initiative: Search for the "Paulines", conceived and promoted by Missio Switzerland, the national direction of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Switzerland, Jessi ...
29 September 2022
EUROPE/RUSSIA - Catholic Bishops in Russia: war has never been nor will it be a means of resolving problems between nations
Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - "The harsh confrontation in Ukraine has degenerated into a large-scale military conflict that has already caused thousands of victims, has undermined trust and unity between countries and peoples ...
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