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Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept. 28, 2023.

Germany now a ‘mission country,’ Bishop Bätzing says amid declining Catholic numbers

May 14, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has called Germany — a nation whose history is entangled with the Catholic... Read more

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow announced on April 14, 2024, the decision to begin the process of beatification and canonization of Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary murdered in Bolivia in 2017.

Cause for canonization opened for young Polish lay missionary killed in Bolivia

Apr 19, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Helena Agnieszka Kmiec, a young lay missionary, was just 26 years old when she was murdered in Bolivia in 2017. Read more

Mass at SEEK23.

Catholics prepare to converge in St. Louis for SEEK24: Here’s what to expect

Dec 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

More than 18,000 people from across the country have signed up to attend the SEEK24 Catholic conference in St. Louis... Read more

Father Léopold Feyen.

Salesian priest stabbed to death in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec 15, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The Salesian News Agency reported the murder of Father Léopold Feyen in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of... Read more

Father Norberto Pozzi.

Missionary priest in Central African Republic injured in land mine explosion has foot amputated

Feb 16, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

Father Norberto Pozzi was injured when the car he was traveling in drove over a land mine, causing it to... Read more

Teresita Castillo de Diego with the document that accredits her as a missionary.

Teresita: The Spanish 10-year-old who became a missionary

Mar 9, 2021

By ACI Prensa

A 10-year-old girl in Spain fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a Catholic missionary from her hospital bed shortly before... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis lands in Japan, where he once hoped to be a missionary

Nov 23, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a meeting with bishops in Tokyo Saturday, Pope Francis recalled his former desire to be a missionary to Japan,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: In missionary work, prayer comes first

May 28, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer... Read more

A priest walks through St. Peter's Square.

Society needs priests 'enamored' with the Gospel, Pope Francis says

Dec 1, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his message for the 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis focused on the need to be... Read more

North Korea flag.

American missionary feels 'abandoned' in North Korean captivity

Aug 7, 2014

A Baptist missionary held captive in North Korea says he feels “abandoned” by the U.S. government after nearly two years... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston speaks during the 2014 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on May 13, 2014.

Prayer breakfast speakers: US Church called to missionary role

May 14, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

In an increasingly antagonistic culture, American Catholics must realize that they are not called to comfort, but to fearlessly proclaim... Read more