"St. Augustine Grand Seminaire"
"Pontifical" denotes an Institution which
is at the service of the Holy Father and the College of Bishops. In light
of his ministry of supreme Pastor of the Church, and in communion with all
the Bishops of the world, the Holy Father has a global vision of the needs
of each local church more than anybody else.
It is his duty to call the
other Pastors to to their universal missionary responsibility and invite
them to participate in a common effort, among themselves and together with
him, for the evangelization of the world. The Holy Father exercises his
authority over the Pontifical Mission Societies through the Congregation
for the Evangelization of Peoples.