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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
Missionary Prayer Intention
25 February 2011
Holy Father's Missionary Intention for March 2011: “That the Holy Spirit may give light and strength to those in many regions of the world who are persecuted and discriminated against because of the Gospel”. Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Persecution has been inherent in the Church since its beginnings. We can almost say it is part of its essence. From the moment that the Lord says: “If they persecuted me, they will pers ...
29 January 2011
MISSIONARY PRAYER INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for February 2011: “That Christian communities may witness to the presence of Christ in serving those who suffer from disease in those mission territories where the fight against disease is most urgent”. Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – During his earthly life, Jesus was always close to human suffering. The experience of healing the sick occupied a great part of his public mission. They brought Him the sick, the crippled ...
29 December 2010
Holy Father's Missionary Intention for January 2011: “That Christians may achieve full unity, witnessing to all the universal fatherhood of God”. Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly announced that one of the main aims of his Pontificate is to work for ecumenism, to continue to make progress towards achieving the unity that Christ desire ...
29 November 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - “That the peoples of the earth may open their doors to Christ and to His Gospel of peace, brotherhood and justice” - Commentary on Missionary Intention December 2010
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – In his book “Jesus of Nazareth”, Benedict XVI recalls the original meaning of the word “Gospel”. It is usually translated simply as “good news”. But its significance is deeper ...
29 October 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Pope's Intention for November 2010: “That the Churches of Latin America may move ahead with the continent-wide mission proposed by their bishops, making it part of the universal missionary task of the People of God.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - From May 13-31, 2007, Aparecida (Brazil) hosted the Fifth General Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean, which was inaugurated by the presence and words of Pope Benedict XVI. Its th ...
29 September 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for October: “That the World Mission Day may afford an occasion for understanding that the task of proclaiming Christ is an absolutely necessary service to which the Church is called for the benefit of humanity.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – In some contemporary environments, there is an attempt to present the Church's missionary activity as unnecessary, as something that would oppress others' freedom of conscience. If anyone ...
30 August 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for September: “That by opening our hearts to love we may put an end to the numerous wars and conflicts which continue to bloody our world.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Created in harmony with God and with the rest of humanity, man has abused the freedom that he had received from God. This disobedience to God the Creator has caused an interior division w ...
24 July 2010
The Holy Father's Missionary Prayer Intention for August 2010: “ That the Church may be a “home” for all people, ready to open its doors to any who are suffering from racial or religious discrimination, hunger, or wars forcing them to emigrate to other countries.”
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – One of the most pressing problems for men and women today is a sense of solitude. Among the crowds of our cities, interest for the individual person is often lost. Many, even though surro ...
28 June 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Pope's Missionary Intention for July 2010: “That Christians may strive to offer everywhere, but especially in great urban centers, an effective contribution to the promotion of education, justice, solidarity and peace.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The contemporary world lives in constant mutation. The economic phenomena, industrialization, the technological revolution, have produced significant changes in social structures, both on ...
31 May 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - The Holy Father's Missionary Intention for June 2010: “That the Churches in Asia, which constitute a 'little flock' among non-Christian populations, may know how to communicate the Gospel and give joyful witness to their adherence to Christ.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The situation of Catholics in Asia is difficult. They are a minority living surrounded by millions of followers of other religions or people who claim not to profess any religion. From a ...
29 April 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for May 2010: “That ordained ministers, religious women and men, and lay people involved in apostolic work may understand how to infuse missionary enthusiasm into the communities entrusted to their care.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The word "enthusiasm" comes from the Greek ἐνθουσιασμός, and has several genres or meanings. One of these genres refers to th ...
29 March 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for April 2010: “That Christians persecuted for the sake of the Gospel may persevere, sustained by the Holy Spirit, in faithfully witnessing to the love of God for the entire human race.”
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The Lord himself announced the persecution of his disciples, and this has been a constant characteristic in the history of the Church. Insofar as Christians are faithful to Christ's messa ...
26 February 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for March 2010: “That the Churches in Africa may be signs and instruments of reconciliation and justice in every part of that continent.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – Africa is a continent full of hope and vitality in the faith, however it also presents some situations that must be solved so that the potential available may reach its full development, ...
29 January 2010
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for February 2010: “That the Church, aware of its own missionary identity, may strive to follow Christ faithfully and to proclaim His Gospel to all peoples.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – In the prayer intention entrusted by the Pope to the apostolate of prayer for the month of February, we can note three important aspects. The first aspect refers to the missionary ident ...
28 December 2009
MISSIONARY INTENTION - Holy Father's Missionary Intention for January 2010: “That every believer in Christ may be conscious that unity among all Christians is a condition for more effective proclamation of the Gospel.” Commentary.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – One of the deepest desires of the Heart of Christ is the unity of His disciples. In the Last Supper, in a setting of great confidence and closeness, the Lord reveals His desire for unity ...
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