The New International Encyclopædia/Propaganda
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PROPAGANDA (Lat. de propaganda fide, concerning the propagation of the faith). The name of the most important of the Roman congregations or committees of cardinals for the administration, under the Pope, of the Roman Catholic Church. Those parts of the world which are designated from this point of view as ‘missionary countries’ come under its immediate jurisdiction, even when possessing an organized hierarchy. They include: In Europe, the, British Isles, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Greece, the Balkan Peninsula, and parts of Germany; all of North America except Mexico; all of Asia but the Patriarchate of Goa and the Philippines; all of Africa except Algeria and certain dioceses subject to European metropolitans; Australia and Oceania. The churches of the Oriental Rite also come under the Propaganda. For further details, see Missions, Christian.