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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, June 1, 2016.

Pope prays for victims of recent attacks in Baghdad and Dhaka

Jul 3, 2016

By Ann Schneible

On Sunday, Pope Francis remembered the victims of attacks in Iraq and Bangladesh over the weekend, and prayed for the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with street children during his Philippines visit on Jan. 16, 2015.

For Pope Francis, missionary work is 'love without limits'

May 15, 2016

On Pentecost, Pope Francis praised missionary work as a massive work of mercy based on the desire for everyone to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before his Wednesday general audience Dec. 2, 2015.

Pope Francis to youth: Have you thought about being a missionary?

Dec 2, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Africa was the focal point of his general audience, during which he emphasized the key... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

Pope Francis will arrive to Cuba as a 'missionary of mercy'

Sep 18, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the eve of his arrival to Cuba Pope Francis sent a video message to the small island nation, expressing... Read more

A burned mattress upon which an Ebola patient had laid during his illness in a West African village during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

For Liberia's faithful, only Christ offers hope amid Ebola panic

Oct 9, 2014

With hundreds dead from the devastating Ebola virus and no signs of relief on the horizon, one archbishop in Liberia... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square before his Wednesday General Audience, April 3, 2013.

Pope's World Mission Day message: Humanity needs Christ

Jun 14, 2014

The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day, which focuses on the continuing need for all Christians... Read more

North Korea flag.

North Korea reportedly detains Christian missionary

Feb 20, 2014

The North Korean government has allegedly detained a 75-year-old Christian missionary named John Short, possibly for distributing Christian pamphlets.  Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience on May 8, 2013. Stephen Driscoll/CNA.

World needs courageous Christian missionaries, Pope says

Aug 6, 2013

Pope Francis delivered a strong call to Christians to share the faith in his message for World Mission Day, saying... Read more

Bishop John Ebebe Ayah of Ogaja, Nigeria gives a catechesis session at the 28th World Youth Day on July 26, 2013.

Nigerian bishop calls Catholics to be missionaries at home

Jul 28, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholics should live out their everyday lives in a way that witnesses to those around them, offering hope in a... Read more

.Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica just after his March 13, 2013 election.

Jesus calls us to be missionaries, Pope Francis reflects

Jul 7, 2013

In his July 7 Angelus reflection, Pope Francis reminded those gathered in St. Peter’s Square that all of the faithful... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the national directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies.

Pope points mission societies toward young churches

May 17, 2013

Pope Francis met this afternoon with the directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies and encouraged them to help “the young... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila speaks to a Christ in the City missionary after the blessing of the new headquarters on Aug. 15, 2012.

Lay missionaries to the poor open new Denver headquarters

Aug 17, 2012

By Peter Zelasko, Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver blessed and inaugurated the new Denver headquarters for Christ in the City, a missionary... Read more