World Mission Sunday

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Pray for Persecuted Christians, “show solidarity”: Angolan Bishop on Mission Sunday

Oct 23, 2023

On the occasion of World Mission Sunday marked on October 22, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has appealed for solidarity with Christians who suffer persecution around the world.

Fr.  Solomon Patrick Zaku, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) Nigeria. Credit: ACI Africa

World Mission Sunday: Church in Nigeria Translates Pope’s Message in Local Languages

Oct 20, 2023

Ahead of this year’s World Mission Sunday to be marked on October 22, the leadership of Pontifical Mission Society (PMS) in Nigeria has translated the Message of Pope Francis that was published on January 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, into local languages to enhance its understanding.

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Oct. 23, 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Warns of the Danger of "spiritual arrogance"

Oct 23, 2022

In his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God.

The beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022. | Twitter @@diocesedelyon.

World Mission Day 2022: Key Figures and Notable Anniversaries

Oct 22, 2022

The missionary strength of the Catholic Church is hard to gauge by numbers or cast into the mold of statistics. Still, Catholic efforts worldwide are measured and reported across many missionary fields of endeavor, ranging from education to health.

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021. Vatican Media

"I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church": Pope Francis

Jan 6, 2022

He made the remark in his message for World Mission Day 2022.

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese. / Abuja Archdiocese/Facebook Page

Every Christian has “a missionary DNA”, Nigerian Prelate on World Mission Sunday

Oct 20, 2020

The call to be a Missionary has no boundaries of whether or not one has been called into Priesthood or Religious Life, a Catholic Prelate in Nigeria has underscored, outlining the various roles of all Christians in participating in the Church’s mission.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan's Yei Diocese.

“Let our work not be accompanied by lies but by actions”: Bishop in South Sudan to Leaders

Oct 19, 2020

Those in leadership in the world’s youngest nation are to be guided by “truth and honesty,” fulfilling their promises and shunning the tendency to “tell many lies,” a Bishop in the nine-year-old East-Central African nation has urged.

Bishop Frank Nubuasah with some nuns serving in Botswana’s Gaborone Diocese.

“You don’t have to leave home to a distant country to be a missionary”: Bishop in Botswana

Oct 19, 2020

As Catholics globally marked World Mission Sunday on October 18, a Bishop in Botswana has reminded all the baptized in the Southern African nation that they can still be missionaries in the comfort of their home countries.

Fr. Joakim Kamau Njani during the online seminar on “Popular Mission” organized by the Daughters of St Paul in Nairobi ahead of World Mission Sunday. / ACI Africa.

“Mission, an enterprise we must do in togetherness”: Kenyan Cleric Ahead of Mission Sunday

Oct 18, 2020

The need to cultivate fraternal collaboration in the ministry of evangelization has been emphasized on the eve of World Mission Sunday, an annual event when Catholics across the globe renew their commitment to their missionary vocation and implore God’s graces for the missions worldwide.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: feliks/Shutterstock.

World Mission Sunday: Catholics Urged to Support Evangelization as Pandemic Spreads

Oct 16, 2020

Vatican officials invited Catholics to participate in the 2020 World Mission Sunday with increased prayers and financial support, as local Churches around the world continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fr. Pontian Kaweesa, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) Uganda. / Ugandan Catholics/Facebook Page.

Pastoral Animators in Uganda Call for Prayers, Donations ahead of World Mission Sunday

Oct 15, 2020

Baptized members of the Catholic Church in Uganda have been encouraged to reach out to the rest of the world by offering prayers and material support that will strengthen missionary activities in hardship areas.

Church Leaders in Uganda to Engage Media in Marking World Mission Sunday

Sep 30, 2020

Ahead of this year’s World Mission Sunday on October 18, an official of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has explained how Church leaders will engage the media in marking the event in the East African nation.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. / ACI Africa

Redefine Pastoral Work to Have Mission Dimension, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Sep 25, 2020

The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: feliks/Shutterstock.

Vatican Confirms World Mission Sunday Will Take Place amid Pandemic

Aug 29, 2020

The Vatican confirmed Friday that World Mission Sunday will take place as scheduled on Oct. 18, underlining the importance of evangelization and support for the Church’s mission territories amid the pandemic.

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media

"Listen to the call to mission": Pope Francis to Catholics on Pentecost Sunday

Jun 1, 2020

“Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen to the call to mission, whether in our life as married couples or as consecrated persons or those called to the ordained ministry, and in all the everyday events of life?”