Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.)

Also known as: Missionari del Preziosissimo Sangue (Italiano) / Congregatio Missionariorum Pretiosissimi Sanguinis (latine)

Type: Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Depends on: Dicastery for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life



Contact Info

Address: Viale di Porta Ardeatina 66, 00154 Roma, Italy

Phone: 06.574.16.56


Moderator General:ItalyFr. Emanuele Lupi, C.PP.S. (49)Fr. Emanuele Lupi, C.PP.S. (49) (2019.09 – ...)
Moderator General:USAFr. William A. Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. (2013 – 2019.09)
Moderator General:ItalyFr. Francesco Bartoloni, C.PP.S. (2007 – 2013)
Moderator General:USAFr. Barry Fischer, C.PP.S. (1995 – 2007)


Founder:ItalySaint Fr. Gaspare del Bufalo, C.PP.S. (1815.08.15)

Living Bishops (2 Bishops)

USABishop Joseph Leo Charron, C.PP.S. (83)Bishop Joseph Leo Charron, C.PP.S. (83), Bishop emeritus of Des Moines (USA)

BrazilBishop Erwin Kräutler, C.PP.S. (84)Bishop Erwin Kräutler, C.PP.S. (84), Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Xingu (Brazil)

Deceased Bishops (1 Cardinal, 2 Archbishops, 4 Bishops)

1995: BrazilBishop Clemente Geiger, C.PP.S., Bishop-Prelate of Xingu (Brazil)

1986: BrazilBishop Eurico Kräutler, C.PP.S., Bishop-Prelate of Xingu (Brazil)

1979: USABishop Joseph Mary Marling, C.PP.S., Bishop of Jefferson City (USA)

1952: ItalyCardinal Alessio Ascalesi, C.PP.S., Cardinal-Priest of S. Callisto and Metropolitan Archbishop of Napoli (Italy)

1911: ItalyArchbishop Gaetano Caporali, C.PP.S., Metropolitan Archbishop of Otranto (Italy)

1893: USABishop Joseph Gregory Dwenger, C.PP.S., Bishop of Fort Wayne (USA)

1886: SwitzerlandArchbishop Eugenio Lachat, C.PP.S., Apostolic Administrator of Ticino (Switzerland) and Bishop of Basel (Switzerland)

Saints (1)

1837: ItalySaint Gaspare del Bufalo, priest

Canada Canada

Chile Chile

Italy Italy

Liechtenstein Liechtenstein


Statistics (2021.12.31)

Houses: 139

Members: 649 (467 priests)



Last updated on 2023.12.03

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