Archbishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp., left for the Father’s House. We have received the sad news that the Archbishop of Malanje, Angola, Mgr. Benedito Roberto,…
Pope Francis tells Orthodox leader: I am confident we will achieve full unity
Vatican City, Nov 30, 2020 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis told the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Monday that he is confident that Catholics and Orthodox Christians will attain full communion. In a message to Bartholomew I on the Feast of […]
AFRICA/ETHIOPIA - Uncertain situation in Tigray, concern for the fate of 100,000 Eritrean refugees
Addis Ababa - "I launch a strong appeal to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia so that the situation of 100,000 Eritrean refugees is urgently addressed", said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, expressing the concern of the international […]
VATICAN - Three webinars promoted by the Pontifical Mission Societies on missionary charity and fundraising
Vatican City – The formation activity promoted by the International Secretariats of the Pontifical Mission Societies , through the Pontifical Missionary Union , does not stop in time of a pandemic and continues online. PMU has organized three […]
Holy Heart of Mary 1843 - Libermann's missionaries, having misunderstood his instructions, proceed to Cap des Palmes, where they are welcomed by John Kelly and Denis Pindar. They fall sick one after an-other and within a month, on December 30th, Léopold de Régnier is the first to die. | Francis Libermann
C.S.Sp. 1848 - Five years after the disastrous death of the first missionaries, Père Kob"s is ordained bishop by Mgr. Raess at Strasbourg; he will be coadjutor to Mgr Bessieux of the Two Guinées. The West African mission is finally off to a good start.
Cape Verde 1941 - A group of Spiritans arrives at the island of S. Nicolau: José Neiva Araujo, Lucio Ca-simiro dos Anjos, Lindorfo Joachim Quintas, and Mgr. Faustino Moreira dos Santos, bishop of Cape Verde. | Cape Verde
Nigeria 1985 - A new Provincialate, located at 3-3 Nsugbe, near Onitsha, is officially opened. The Superior General, Fr. Frans. Timmermans is present as well as some invited bishops. | Nigeria
Pakistan 1988 - Opening of new Marwari villages schools at Mogi and Darobagwar (Rahim Yar Khan). | Pakistan
"If we could start all over again, I would do it a thousand times more. I would not change my place for all the goods in the world. Please, notify my relatives. Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord and to Mary" (Léopold de Régnier in his last letter to Libermann. NDV, p.263).