Society of Saint Paul

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Society of Saint Paul
Paulines
First Paulines.jpg
James Alberione's idea of Pauline Apostolate for the Society of Saint Paul, apostles of the communication media
Abbreviation S.S.P.
Formation c. AD 1914; 103 years ago (1914)
Founder Giacomo Alberione
Type Catholic religious order
Headquarters Alba, Italy
Website paulinefamily.com

The Society of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic religious congregation founded on 20 August 1914 at Alba in Italy by Giacomo Alberione and officially approved by the Holy See on 27 June 1949.

Its members are known as the Paulines—a name also applied to an older order, the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit. Faithful to the mission assigned them by their founder, they communicate the Christian message with the use of all means that technology put at the disposition of modern man. They are present in 30 countries around the world. They are active in many fields: editorial and bookstores, journalism, cinematography, television, radio, audiovisual, multimedia, telematics; centres of studies, research, formation, animation.[citation needed]

The society is one of ten religious and lay institutes founded by Alberione. On 20 December 2002, Pope John Paul II, officially proclaimed the decree of beatification on its founder Giacomo Alberione.

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