JoMaCC Journal of Modern and Contemporary Christianity

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Articolo | The Scandinavian Catholic Missions in the relationes ad limina to Propaganda Fide (1948-58)

The Scandinavian Catholic Missions in the relationes ad limina to Propaganda Fide (1948-58)

Abstract

The Scandinavian Peninsula was a Catholic mission territory subjected to the Roman Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith until 1977. During the 1950s, these Nordic missions were gradually raised to the level of local churches, despite the slow progress of evangelisation. The relationes ad limina that bishops and vicars sent to Propaganda Fide in this decade and the reports of the Apostolic Visit of 1956 represent two different points of view through which the article tries to define the achievement of the Congregation’s objectives, the missionary strategies, the commitment of religious orders and congregations.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 17 Agosto 2022 | Accettato: 24 Ottobre 2022 | Pubblicato 13 Dicembre 2022 | Lingua: en

Keywords ScandinaviaMissionary ordersCatholic evangelisationNordic countriesPropaganda FideCatholic missionMissionary congregations


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