Vatican City, Oct 7, 2016 / 06:59 am
After electing their new General Superior, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate had a meeting with Pope Francis, who told them that in the midst of a rapidly changing world, humanity needs missionaries filled love and zeal for the Gospel.
"Today, every land is 'mission territory,' every dimension of the human being is mission territory, awaiting the announcement of the Gospel," he said Oct. 6.
"The field of the mission today seems to expand every day" with men and women in desperate situations, he said. "Therefore there is need of you, of your missionary courage, your willingness to take to all the Good News that liberates and consoles."
Pope Francis met with the Missionary Oblates exactly one week after they held elections for their next Superior General in Rome, as well as in honor of the 200th Jubilee of their founding, which is being celebrated throughout 2016.