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An apostolic exhortation is a magisterial document written by the pope. It is considered third in importance, after apostolic constitutions and encyclicals.Exhortations generally encourage a particular virtue or activity. Apostolic exhortations are frequently issued following a Synod of Bishops, in which case they are known as post-synodal apostolic exhortations. They do not define Church doctrine and are not considered legislative.
The Catholic Church in Taiwan is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. Between 1.5% and 2% of the population of Taiwan are Catholic. The Church operates one university, the Fu Jen Catholic University.
Péter Erdő is a Hungarian Cardinal of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. Erdő currently serves as the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, and thus Primate of Hungary.
Bruno Forte is an Italian Roman Catholic theologian and ecclesiastic, currently Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto.
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda is an eparchy of the East Syriac Rite Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, yet suffragan of the Latin Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. It was elevated as the Diocese of Pembroke on 4 May 1898. The Cathedral of St. Columbkille in Pembroke is the mother church of the Diocese of Pembroke.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangochi is a diocese located in the city of Mangochi in the Ecclesiastical province of Blantyre in Malawi.
Gilbert Marie Michel Méranville is the Roman Catholic archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Archbishop Méranville was ordained a priest in 1959, and on 14 November 2003, he succeeded Archbishop Maurice Rigobert Marie-Sainte as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Fort-de-France. His resignation for age reasons was accepted by Pope Francis on Saturday, 7 March 2015. That day, Pope named Father David Macaire, O.P., prior of the Dominican convent of La Sainte-Baume, in Toulon, France, as Archbishop-elect of Fort-de-France. He will be consecrated and installed as archbishop at a date in the near future.
Evangelii nuntiandi is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December 1975 by Pope Paul VI on the theme of Catholic evangelization. The title, taken from the opening words of the original Latin text, means "in proclaiming the Gospel". It affirms the role of every Christian, not only ordained ministers, priests, and deacons, or religious, or professional church staff, in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Celso Morga Iruzubieta is the current Archbishop of Mérida-Badajoz. He had previously served as Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 29 December 2010
The Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Reyes is an apostolic vicariate located in the town of Reyes in Bolivia.
Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour is a Uruguayan Roman Catholic activist, Distinguished Professor, and leader. Carriquiry Lecour is trained as an attorney and has been the leader of the Catholic Youth and University student movements in Uruguay. He held a key position in the Pontifical Council for the Laity. On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Pope Francis confirmed him in his role as Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. On 2 May 2014, Pope Francis appointed him the Vice President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
Ariel Edgardo Torrado Mosconi is a prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago del Estero since his appointment by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on November 22, 2008. On Tuesday December, 1, 2015, Pope Francis appointed him Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nueve de Julio.
Sevastianos Rossolatos is a Greek Roman Catholic archbishop, named on 12 August 2014 by Pope Francis Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Athens and Apostolic Administrator of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rhodes.
The World Meeting of Families is a gathering of the Roman Catholic Church that has occurred every three years since 1994. It is organized by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, which "promotes the pastoral care of families, protects their rights and dignity in the Church and in civil society, so that they may ever be more able to fulfill their duties." It is the biggest gathering of Catholic families in the world. The most recent meeting took place in Dublin and the next meeting is scheduled to take place in Rome, Italy in 2022.
Antoine Chbeir is the current bishop of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Latakia.
The Maronite Catholic Eparchy of the Annunciation is an Eparchy of the Maronite Church immediately subject to the Holy See located in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Senegal. Its current ordinary is Eparch Simon Faddoul.
Gaudete et exsultate is the third apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, dated 19 March 2018 and published on 9 April 2018, subtitled "on the call to holiness in today's world". It addresses the universal call to holiness, with a focus "to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time".
Bishop Antony Devotta was the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tiruchirappalli of the Ecclesiastical Province of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Africae munus is the third post-synodal apostolic exhortation issued by Pope Benedict XVI. It was signed on 19 November 2011 in Benin.