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date: 26 August 2019

Propaganda Fide, Congregation of. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The *Roman Congregation which is concerned with missionary activity throughout the world and with the administration of territories where there is no properly established hierarchy. It originated in the latter half of the 16th cent. to meet the spiritual needs of the newly discovered heathen populations, as one of the fruits of the general stimulus given to Church organization by the ... ...

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