Sister Nathalie Becquart

Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops — Vatican

“Alpha plants fruitful seeds of missionary renewal around the world. As we journey towards a more synodal Church calling to foster communion, participation and mission, Alpha’s proposal is more vital than ever, bringing people together in a spirit of Synodality and opening spaces for listening and dialogue, with God and with one another.”

Archbishop Alfred Martins

Archbishop of Lagos — Nigeria

“Alpha aims to help people to either discover or rediscover the meaning and joy of the Christian message. It gives one an opportunity to leverage on the experiences of others in a friendly warm and simple atmosphere. Alpha is an invaluable tool for evangelisation.”

Cardinal Gérald Lacroix

Archbishop of Quebec — Canada

“I have had the privilege of participating in various Alphas in Quebec and have witnessed how lives are changed and how the participants are touched by the teachings, witnessing and fellowship experienced during the course. The method is simple yet very effective. Small groups are definitely a key to the success of this tool of New Evangelisation.”

Archbishop Allen Vigneron

Archbishop of Detroit — USA

“Many parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit have found Alpha a great tool for helping men and women hear the initial proclamation of the gospel. I am pleased that our use of Alpha with the archdiocesan staff has invited a recommitment to the basic truths of the gospel.”

Cardinal Kurt Koch

President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity — Vatican

“Through Alpha, and the testimonies of those who participated in their sessions and groups, faith is renewed, rekindle, takes root.”

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples — Vatican

“Alpha offers a very human, nonthreatening door for everyone to enter. Everyone eats and when we eat it is not just an exchange of food. The table becomes also an exchange of stories. Alpha is bringing the experience of the faith and even the episodes in the Bible in ordinary meals, ordinary conversations and ordinary encounters. And in their ordinariness, they are really extraordinary. I encourage people to try this model of evangelisation.”

Archbishop Rino Fisichella

President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation — Vatican

“Alpha is without doubt a great experience of new evangelisation.”

Archbishop Eduardo Martín

Archbishop of Rosario — Argentina

“I can say that Alpha is a very necessary instrument for the evangelising task of the Church, mainly because it emphasises the kerygma. That is why I strongly recommend Alpha.”

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop of Brisbane — Australia

“For many years now and in various parts of the world, Alpha has shown itself powerful in bringing faith alive in all kinds of people. Its focus is on Jesus, its method is simple and its appeal is wide-ranging. It is also well adapted for use in Catholic communities looking to provide the kind of ignition we need if we are to become a more missionary Church.”