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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Oct. 23, 2022.

Pope Francis warns of the danger of ‘spiritual arrogance’

Oct 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope warned that “spiritual arrogance” can lead to adoration of one’s ego instead of God. Read more

The beatification of Pauline Jaricot in Lyon, France, on May 22, 2022.

World Mission Day 2022: Key figures and notable anniversaries

Oct 21, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Figures published on the occasion of this year’s World Mission Sunday — this year celebrated on Oct. 23 — are... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church’

Jan 6, 2022

By CNA Staff

He made the remark in his message for World Mission Day 2022. Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaks at a Vatican press conference presenting the 2021 World Mission Day, Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle: Digital evangelization cannot replace personal encounter

Oct 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He was speaking at a press conference presenting World Mission Day 2021. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

World Mission Sunday: Catholics urged to support evangelization as pandemic spreads

Oct 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican officials invited Catholics to participate in the 2020 World Mission Sunday with increased prayers and financial support, as local... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican confirms World Mission Sunday will take place amid pandemic

Aug 28, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican confirmed Friday that World Mission Sunday will take place as scheduled on Oct. 18, underlining the importance of... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis says 'listen to the call to mission'

May 31, 2020

“Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 7, 2014.

This Facebook bot lets you 'Chat with the Pope'

Oct 24, 2017

An initiative from the Vatican this month is inviting people to virtually connect with Pope Francis and learn more about... Read more

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, speaks with CNA in Rome on August 22, 2014.

Missionary work begins with everyone, cardinal says

Oct 21, 2017

In a press conference ahead of World Mission Day, Cardinal Fernando Filoni stressed the importance of missionary work, saying that... Read more