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Society for the Propagation of the Faith (SPF)
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[German Version]

The Society was formed from what had been four separate church organizations officially declared pontifical institutions in 1922 and 1980; its purpose is to promote the worldwide mission of the Catholic Church (Mission: II, 3). It structure is defined in its 1980 statutes. The Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith was founded in Lyon in 1822 by M.-P. Jaricot and a group of laity; it was introduced into Germany as the Franziskus-Xaverius or Ludwig-Missionsverein (know…

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Collet, Giancarlo, “Society for the Propagation of the Faith (SPF)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024357>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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