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2004-01-22

EUROPE/ITALY - OBLATE MISSIONARIES OF MARY IMMACULATE UPDATED WEB SITE : MORE OMI INFORMATION ON LINE

Rome (Fides Service) – After months of hard work, OMI communication staff announce that the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate now have a completely renewed web site (www.omiworld.org). The new site has more pages and the most important areas are available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. Some remaining new pages will be completed soon. Besides the area reserved for the Superior General and internal communication, new sectors include a discussion Forum, OMI Interviews, OMI International Scholasticate page, a special section for the Institute’s next General Chapter scheduled for August this year, list of deceased missionaries, news and documentation. The Spirituality section has also been enlarged to include the writings of the Founder Saint Eugenio de Mazenod. Worth noting, a “latest news” window on the home page which will be updated weekly. According to general statistics, on 9 January 2003, in the world there were 4.488 Oblates: Europe 1.356, Africa-Madagascar 837; Canada 735, Asia-Oceania 615, Latin America 466, United States of America 434, as well as 45 members working at the General Administration offices. (S.L.) (Fides Service 22/1/2004; lines 16; words 211)

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