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Congregation of Propaganda Fide


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The Roman Congregation which is concerned with missionary activity throughout the world and with the administration of territories where there is no established hierarchy. It originated in the latter half of the 16th cent. to meet the spiritual needs of the newly discovered heathen populations. In 1988 it was renamed the ‘Congregation for the Evangelization of the Nations’ (Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione).

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