Pontifical Mission Societies

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Pope Francis, World Mission Sunday 2017
“The Pontifical Mission Societies are a precious means of awakening in every Christian community a desire to reach beyond its own confines and security in order to proclaim the Gospel to all. In them, thanks to a profound missionary spirituality, nurtured daily, and a constant commitment to raising missionary awareness and enthusiasm, young people, adults, families, priests, bishops and men and women religious work to develop a missionary heart in everyone.”

The Pontifical Mission Societies each received the title “pontifical” in 1922 to indicate their status as official instruments of the Holy Father and of the Universal Roman Catholic Church. The societies seek to promote a universal missionary spirit- a spirit of prayer and sacrifice- among all baptized Catholics.