Pope Francis renewed the appointment of the Minister General as a Member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

By a decree from Pope Francis, dated 13 October 2020, the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry’s membership of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has been extended for a further five years.

The Congregation is responsible for the transmission and dissemination of the faith throughout the whole world.  It was given the specific responsibility of coordinating and guiding all the Church’s diverse missionary efforts and initiatives. These include: the promotion and the formation of the clergy and of local hierarchies, encouraging new missionary institutes, and providing material assistance for the missionary activity of the Church.  The Congregation is the ordinary and exclusive instrument of the Holy Father and of the Holy See in its exercise of jurisdiction over all of the Church’s missions and over missionary cooperation.

The whole Order is honored and grateful for this confirmation and warmly congratulates Br. Michael for this appointment.