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Latest stories: World Mission Day

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

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

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.

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

Vatican Confirms World Mission Sunday Will Take Place amid Pandemic

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

“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?”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Missionary Day Oct. 20, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA. /

On World Mission Day, Pope Urges Catholics to Share Christ's Love with All

Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this love with the world, Pope Francis said Sunday at Mass for World Mission Day.