Information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies since 1927
Thursday, 19 July 2018 [GMT +1]
Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
25 October 2014
VATICAN - WORLD MISSION DAY - CATHOLIC CHURCH STATISTICS 2014
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – As every year, in view of World Mission Day, this year celebrated on Sunday, October 19, Fides News Service offers some statistics chosen to give a panorama of the missionary Church all o ...
20 October 2014
VATICAN - Pope Paul VI, "a staunch supporter of the mission ad gentes"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - At the end of the solemn celebration in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday 19 October for the closure of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis recited the Angelus prayer in the prese ...
18 October 2014
VATICAN – Blessed Pope Paul VI: "The love for Missions is love for the Church, love for Christ!"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "Love for Missions is love for the Church, love for Christ! A Christian must be open to the spiritual needs of those who do not know Christ, and there are hundreds of millions": these are t ...
13 October 2014
VATICAN - The memory of the missionaries, their examples, attract and inspire us to imitate their faith
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) -"Missionaries are those who, in docility to the Holy Spirit, have the courage to live the Gospel": the Mass of thanksgiving that Pope Francis celebrated yesterday, Sunday, October 12in the V ...
7 October 2014
VATICAN - First ever global campaign by the 160 Caritas national organisations: ending world hunger is their priority
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Caritas organisations around the world are taking part in a "Week of Action" from October 12 to 19, to end hunger by 2025. Highlights of the week include a video message from Pope Francis c ...
1 October 2014
VATICAN - The feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Patroness of the Missions, opens the Mission Month
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - With today's liturgical feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (1873-1897), proclaimed Patroness of the Missions in 1927 with St. Francis Xavier, October month of the missions begins, whic ...
24 September 2014
VATICAN - Pope's appeal to the countries of Africa affected by the ebola virus
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - At the end of today's general audience, the Holy Father launched the following appeal: "My thoughts now go to those countries in Africa that are suffering because of the outbreak of ebola. ...
22 September 2014
VATICAN CITY - Bishops, called to give "a genuine missionary impulse" to their diocesan communities
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - "The church needs shepherds of souls – bishops – who are servants, and, "who know how to kneel down in front of others to wash their feet. Pastors close to the people, meek fathers and ...
13 September 2014
VATICAN - "Strong families are our best defense against poverty": meeting on the role of the family in the global economic crisis
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Around 150 people from the Vatican, Caritas organisations, pontifical universities, religious congregations and Italian dioceses will gather in Rome on 18th September to discuss “The Fami ...
19 August 2014
VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni thanks the Pope for his prayers
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said he was very moved and thanked Pope Francis for his spontaneous prayer for the "suffering people ...
18 August 2014
VATICAN - Press release of the Patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldeans
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Fides received the new press release of the Chaldean Patriarchate regarding the visit of the Special Envoy of the Holy Father. PRESS RELEASE of the PATRIARCHATE OF BABYLON OF THE CHALDE ...
13 August 2014
VATICAN - Declaration of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - In a statement issued yesterday, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has asked for a clear and courageous sentence on behalf of religious leaders, especially Muslims, and all ...
12 August 2014
VATICAN - Cardinal Fernando Filoni leaves today for Iraq.
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, leaves today for Iraq (via Jordan), as Personal Envoy of the Pope. The Cardinal had a meeting with t ...
11 August 2014
VATICAN - Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Fernando Filoni, his Envoy in Iraq
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Yesterday evening the Holy Father received Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and newly appointed Personal Envoy of the Pope in Iraq, in ...
14 July 2014
VATICAN – Pope makes heartfelt appeal "to continue to pray for peace in the Holy Land"
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – After praying the Angelus together with the pilgrims gathered yesterday in St Peter's Square, the Holy Father launched the following appeal for the Holy Land: "I extend to you all a heart ...
Total articles: 3729 - Page 14 of 14
World Mission Sunday 2017
Message of His Holiness
The missionaries killed during 2016