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Directory of International Associations of the Faithful

The Directory of International Associations of the Faithful, published by the

  • New Communities and Movements

External links

  1. ^ "The Directory is a response to the invitation extended by John Paul II to the Pontifical Council for the Laity in Christifideles Laici to draw up a list of associations which have received the "official recognition and explicit approval" of the Holy See."( Cf. JOHN PAUL II, Postsynodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici, no 31)[1]
  2. ^ a b Directory of International Associations of the Faithful
  3. ^ Code of Canon Law, canon 312 and canon 322
  4. ^ Pontifical Council for the Laity: Fimcap
  5. ^ Pontifical Council for the Laity Newsletter no. 16/2008


Although not yet included in the latest available edition of the Directory, the Neocatechumenal Way received its definitive approval from the Pontifical Council for the Laity on 11 May 2008.[5]

The following is a list of the international associations that have received recognition, according to the Vatican website, which provides linked descriptions of each organization:[2]

Recognition of similar national associations as Catholic is granted by the country's Episcopal Conference, and it is for the local bishop to grant recognition to local associations.[3]


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