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The 150th anniversary of the Spiritan presence in Portugal was an occasion to remember the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to look at the future with hope. “Joyful in hope” (Rom 12,12) was the motto chosen for the anniversary.
Missionary appointments for 2018
On 30 November 2017, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Gabriel Mendy CSSp to succeed Mgr Robert P. Ellison as Bishop of Banjul (Gambia).
The golden jubilee of Spiritans mission in Paraguay was the occasion for the group to launch a website
Short video presentation about the Spiritans in Paraguay, in Spanish.
In 200 years, more than 260 Spiritan priest or brothers, whether natives or coming from more than 80 dioceses in France and 15 other countries, have worked in Reunion for some years or for all their lives.
The Spiritans, celebrating 100 years of presence in the State of Acre, in Brazil, are honoured by the local authorities.
The bishops of Paraguay are in Rome to their visit “ad limina”. Among them is Mgr Pierre Jubinville, a canadian spiritan, bishop of San Pedro (Paraguay). He answers the questions of Fr. Jean-Yves Urfié.
The Spiritans in Paraguay celebrated 50 years of presence and mission in that South-American Country.