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PIME - PHILIPPINES
PIME: July 10, international day of prayer for Fr. Bossi
In a letter sent to all the missionaries of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, the Superior General proposes a “special day of intense prayer” for the priest exactly one month after his abduction in the Philippines.
31/07/2007 PHILIPPINES - ITALY
Fr. Zanchi: the kidnapping of Fr. Giancarlo has caused many to discover what a missionary is
His experience shows how God knows how to reap good from evil, he gathered many people of different faiths and nations together in prayer, causing many to discover what a missionary really is: “not a hero, nor a fanatic, but a man who has accepted the call of the Lord: “Now go, I am sending you…” He is a man who knows the greatness and the difficulties that he will encounter in fulfilling his mission: hostility, rejection, persecution, martyrdom. However, he also knows that it is God who entrusts this mission to him and that, no matter what, God will always be with him”.
23/09/2012 ITALY - PHILIPPINES
PIME missionary Fr. Giancarlo Bossi, former kidnapping victim in Philippines, has died
He was 62 years old. From 10 June to 19 July 2007 he was seized by a group of Muslim guerrillas an offshoot from the MILF. He lived as a missionary in the Philippines for about 32 years. His testimony in front of 300 thousand young people in Loreto. His meeting with Benedict XVI.
30/07/2007 ITALY - PHILIPPINES
PIME gives “thanks” on its anniversary for Fr. Bossi’s release
The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions marks 157 years since its foundation and celebrates the release of Fr Bossi. In the Philippines Christians and Muslims that his abduction may become an “opportunity for a new path to peace”. At 20.30 mass in the Mother House in Rome
02/07/2007 PHILIPPINES – ITALY
PIME press release about Fr Giancarlo Bossi
PIME thanks all those who are praying and working on behalf of the abducted missionary and requests that no one use the event for their own ends.
15/06/2007 ITALY – PHILIPPINES
Silent torchlight procession and candle-lit windows for Fr Bossi’s release
These are some of the initiatives discussed at Lombardy’s Regional Government House. Searches for the abducted missionary are still underway. Fr Giancarlo’s brother says he is confident about his fate.
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