|For Missionary Vocations
VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2006 (ZENIT)
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
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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 International
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 nationalities who
have given up their own professional commitments and, by trusting
themselves to providence, dedicate themselves to a life of prayer and
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 prepare lay
men and women dedicated to the mission, and capable 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
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 executive
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,"
HopeXchange, 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
Tel. (39) 06-66512891
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Libreria Editrice Vaticana [adapted]