International Military Apostolate

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OFFICIAL NAME

Apostolat Militaire International

 

ACRONYM

AMI

 

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT

1965

 

HISTORY

Catholic military personnel of 10 countries founded AMI in Santiago de Compostela in Spain in 1965. They felt the need for a means of disseminating and putting into practice the ideals of Catholic military personnel both in the armed forces and in public life, encouraging all those devoted to serving their homeland and doing their duty in a manner that will truly help to bring peace. AMI was officially recognized by the Holy See as a Catholic International Organization in 1985. In 2014 the Pontifical Council for the Laity granted it recognition as an international association of the faithful. AMI is a member of the Forum of Catholic Inspired NGO’s.

 

IDENTITY

The purposes of AMI, based also on its NGO status, are: to promote at the national and international level the affirmation of a Christian vision of military life and of the values that characterize this vision; to promote and support international understanding and cooperation, as a contribution to strengthening peace; to study together, in the light of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church, the spiritual, moral and social problems peculiar to the military sphere.

 

ORGANIZATION

AMI is a lay organization, governed by the General Assembly of delegates made up of the Executive Committee and the delegates of the member associations, which meets once a year. The Executive Committee is elected by the General Assembly and consists of the President, the Secretary General and Ecclesiastical Assistant, to manage day-to-day affairs and relations with other international organizations and with the Holy See.

 

WEBSITE

https://www.apostolatmilitaire.com

 

HEADQUARTERS

Apostolat Militaire International

Esdoornstraat 21

NL- 5682 CM Best

Netherlands

 

Address in Italy:

Via Salita del Grillo, 37

00184 Roma

E-mail: info@apostolatmilitaire.com