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Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis calls for ‘mission of compassion’ spurred by pandemic

Pope Francis urged Catholics on Friday to engage in a “mission of compassion” to a world ravaged by the coronavirus... Read more

Nigerian seminarian Michael Nnadi. Courtesy photo.

Twenty Catholic missionaries killed worldwide in 2020

Twenty Catholic missionaries were killed across the world in 2020, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies said Wednesday.  Read more

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Pope Francis says missions should facilitate encounter with Christ, not complicate it

Missionary work is a cooperation with the Holy Spirit to bring people to Christ; it does not benefit from overcomplicated... Read more

Pope Francis at the General House of the Society of Jesus in Rome, Dec. 13, 2019.

Pope creates emergency fund to tackle coronavirus in mission territories

Pope Francis has created an emergency fund for those affected by coronavirus in mission countries  Read more