VATICAN CITY, MAY 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is the description of Institute for World Evangelization which appears in the Directory of International Associations of the Faithful, published by the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
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Official name: Institute for World Evangelization
Acronym: ICPE Mission
History: ICPE Mission was founded in Malta by Mario and Anna Cappello, supported by the leaders and members of the Glory of God Inter¬national Covenant Community, a Catholic Charismatic Renewal community, of which it aims to be the missionary outreach.
After receiving canonical recognition from the archbishop of Malta in 1992, across the years the institute has set up community centers in various countries, made up of missionaries of varying national¬ities who have given up their own professional commitments and, by trusting themselves to providence, dedicate themselves to a life of prayer and evangelization.
On May 19, 2002, the Pontifical Council for the Laity decreed recognition of the Institute for World Evangelization-ICPE Mission to be an international association of the faithful of Pontifical right.
Identity: ICPE Mission groups together communities that are committed to promoting and supporting missionary vocations among members of the laity, by providing training in evangelization and by developing missions in various parts of the world.
The heart of their spirituality is the baptismal covenant of love for God, and the core of their apostolate is the commitment to pre¬pare lay men and women dedicated to the mission, and capa¬ble of responding to the call to holiness.
The formation process of the members takes place, in docility to the Holy Spirit, through daily prayer, the sacraments, the study of Scripture and service. In the pursuit of its purposes, ICPE Mission seeks to read the signs of the times, in order to present the Christian message as a prophetic response to the specific situations in contemporary life, using methods, concepts and terminology which are suitable for handing on the Gospel of Christ to the men and women of today.
Organization: ICPE Mission is governed by the executive council, made up of elected and co-opted members, including the president, the vice president, the secretary, the treasurer and the director. The exec¬utive council is flanked by a consultative structure made up of national directors and pastoral services directors, promoted by the institute at the international level. The association has lay members, married and single, diocesan priests, and consecrated men and women.
Membership: ICPE Mission is coordinated internationally by regional center in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Works: ICPE Mission has instituted projects and initiatives for catechetical training and evangelization, such as “Missio ad gentes,” HopeX¬change, Woman to Woman, Millennium Films International, Cre¬ative Communications Ministry and Abundant Life Ministries.
Publications: “Mission Tracks,” “Jesus Magazine,” “‘Q’ Magazine”
Web site: www.icpe.org
ICPE Institute for World Evangelization
Via della Stazione Aurelia, 95
00165 Rome — Italy
Tel. (39) 06-66512891 — Fax (39) 06-66512894
E-mail: [email protected]
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