• May 2019

Rome Missionary Center Meets with Young Friars

During April and May of 2018. the friars of the Missionary Center conducted some missionary animation by meeting with more than 100 young people from the formation houses of the Federazione Inter-mediterranea Ministri Provinciali (FIMP).

This took place through a series of meetings. One meeting was held on April 17 at the Seraphicum International College in Rome. Continue reading

Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday 2018

In his message released on May 19, Pope Francis urges young people to join the Church in bringing the Gospel to all.

By Robin Gomes

The Vatican on Saturday released the message of Pope Francis for this year’s World Mission Sunday, in which the Pontiff is inviting young men and women who want to follow Christ, to seek, to discover and to persevere in their vocation.

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Latin America: Civil society organisations demand a regional agreement for better protection of Venezuelan migrants

Civil society organisations, including the Jesuit Refugee Service Latin American and the Caribbean (JRS LAC) and the Jesuit Refugee Service Colombia, held an audience on May 11th, 2018 before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to request better coordination and assistance for States in the region to address the ongoing Venezuelan migrant crisis.  Continue reading

6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society

On June 21-23, 2018 we are holding the 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education in conjunction with the 6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy.”  Continue reading

17th General Chapter, Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles

Dear Fathers and Brothers,

On the eve of the Feast of Pentecost where the Holy Spirit is given to us in abundance to help us witness to the love of Christ, we would like to inform you of our upcoming 17th General Chapter,

It will take place in Rome from June  24th to July 22nd  2018

The theme that will guide our reflection is :

« Courageously committed to God’s reign of peace and justice » Continue reading

Pentecost Greeting 2018 from the presidents of the World Council of Churches

Anniversary celebrations are always a source of great joy, especially when they involve the anniversary of the creation of the Church at Pentecost. Indeed, this provides a wonderful opportunity to greet sisters and brothers worldwide: Peace be with you!

Since the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace was launched at our 10th Assembly, in 2013, as a response to the deep injustices, widening social divisions and intractable armed conflicts experienced Continue reading

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross: Program of Church Management (PCM)

It has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for a managerial-administrative formation for those who will be responsible for the Church’s material goods.

In raising awareness of this great need, not only have future priests and the economists of individual dioceses responded, but also members of the Church hierarchy, who are ready to contribute to a solution. Continue reading

Franciscans International, Annual Report 2017

As President of the International Board of Directors of Franciscans International, I am pleased to offer you the Annual Report for 2017. This publication presents the main activities of our organization. It highlights the breadth, depth and impact of our work, and provides an entry point into our advocacy work at both local and international levels. Continue reading