Pallottini Fathers

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A society of RC priests, lay brothers and associates founded in 1835 by St Vincent Pallotti (1795–1850). They were previously known as the ‘Pious Society of Missions’ but are now generally called the ‘Society of the Catholic Apostolate’. Pallotti believed that all Christians had an equal status in working for the salvation of others; Pius XI saw him as a forerunner of Catholic Action.

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