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EXCERPTS: ANNUAL REPORT - 2013

Mission Animation in Australia with ‘Mission Australia’ (3-18th June 2013)
The National Director PMS India was invited to Australia to address groups of people to promote missions and the contributions to the Pontifical Mission Societies. He visited schools, parishes and addressed the faithful at the Eucharist... More+
North Eastern Region (01.10.2013) at Guwahati:
A day long animation cum seminar for the diocesan directors of Pontifical Mission Organization was organized on 1st of October 2013 at MSFS provincial House, Narengi, Guwahati. In all thirteen diocesan directors from the various dioceses... More+
Pastoral Planning for Dioceses
Diocese of Kohima (2-3rd October 2013) The National Director, Fr. Faustine L. Lobo was the facilitator of the process of Pastoral Plan for the diocese of Kohima. It was a two days’ exercise. Over 80 priests, the Religious and the lay faithful... More+
ACECI national meeting (27.11.2013):
The role of PMS in Evangelization mission in India and its support to CEC in India was explained and discussed by the directors and their collaborators of the Catholic Enquiry Centres all over India. The National Director addressed a gathering... More+
Visit by ‘Missio UK’ Director and the team
The Missio England and Wales Director Canon James Cronin visited Bangalore with 3 of his collaborators. The team made a study of several of the projects that are supported by the Missio. The team was happy to see the progress... More+
New Brochure
A new brochure for the Pontifical Mission Organization is prepared and this helps us to introduce the 4 Societies. More+
MEETING OF DIOCESAN DIRECTORS OF PMS IN BENGAL REGION
‘Fire must burn’ said Archbishop Thomas D’Souza of Calcutta in his homily during the Eucharist he offered on the first day of two days’ meeting on 11th and 12th October 2013 at Seva Kendra, Calcutta of all those involved in the Pontifical... More+
PMS Meeting for North and Agra Region at New Delhi
A meeting of the Diocesan directors of PMS for the North and Agra region was organized on 26th of November 2013 at Sadbhavana SVD House, Okhla Delhi. The meeting was chaired by PMS National Director Fr. Faustine L. Lobo... More+
Regional Directors Meet to Plan for PMS India
On 12th and 13th November 2013 the Regional Directors from almost all regions of India met to plan for PMS India. There were 8 Regional Directors accompanied by one more person from every Region. So in all there were 14 priests... More+
INDIA : NEW EPISCOPAL APPOINTMENTS
The Holy Father: Appointed Fr. Paul Mattekatt of the clergy of Diphu as bishop of Diphu (area 15,222, population 1,178,809, Catholics 57,165, priests 55, religious 161), India.The bishop-elect was born in Kerala, India in 1961...and was ordained a priest in 1988. More+
NATIONAL DIRECTOR MEETS THE POPE
The National Director Fr. Faustine L. Lobo visited Rome for the Annual General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies from the 13-18th of May 2013. During his visit Fr. Faustine L. Lobo had an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. Pope Francis requested the National Director to 'pray for him'. The pope, especially, felt the need for the prayers of all so that he is able to carry out his responsibilities in the way the Holy Spirit inspires. More+
THE HOLY FATHER'S TALK TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
I am particularly pleased, dear brothers and sisters, to meet the National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies from all over the world for the first time. I cordially greet Cardinal Fernando Filoni, I thank him for the service... More+
TELE SERIAL OF CHURCHES IN KARNATAKA SUPPORTED BY PMS
The Pontifical Mission Organization, Bangalore in collaboration with the Infant Cine Creations is telecasting on the CHANDANA, DOORADARSHANA TV, the history and the contribution to the society of the ancient and important Churches in Karnataka. The programme is in Kannada language... More+
INDIA HAS LARGE GLOBAL MISSIONARY PRESENCE
A new survey by the Paris Foreign missions shows that a growing number of Indian priests and Religious serve in foreign missionary posts. The survey, which included information gathered from 226 out of 230 religious congregations and 42 of India’s 164 dioceses, showed that more than 8,800 priests More+
Participation in North East India Mission Congress: Nov 12-13, 2011
The North East Region, comprising of 15 dioceses, spread over 7 states, celebrated the Regional Mission Congress from 10th to 13th November 2011 in Shillong. The Director visited and made a speech as regards “Going beyond the Frontiers”. It was well organized event. More than 1200 people gathered for 3 days. More+
Philip Course in BONGAIGAON - March 14-17, 2011
The Commission for proclamation organized and conducted an Evangelization Training Program “Philip Course” for all Secretaries of the diocesan Commission for Proclamation from January 4 to 6 in NESCOM, Guwahati. 15 Participants attended the Basic training which was aimed at giving an experience of New Evangelization to all the Participants. The Diocesan Secretaries had decided to multiply this training in their own dioceses. More+