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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