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Mission Instruction
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[German Version]

(1659; Instructio Vicariorum Apostolicorum ad Regna Sinarum, Tochini et Cocincinae proficiscentium), an important document of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide (Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith) for mission methodology, and a milestone in the history of religious inculturation. The Sacra Congregatio was founded in 1622 in Rome, to create a central organization for Catholic mission, countering the Portuguese and Spanish patronage. One aim was the creation of a native clergy and native hierarchy; a pr…

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Collani, Claudia v., “Mission Instruction”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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