Pope to Pont. Mission Societies: fidelity key to renewal
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the participants in the Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies on Saturday.
A main focus of the week-long Assembly has been the Extraordinary Missionary Month scheduled for October 2019 to commemorate the centenary of the promulgation of the encyclical Maximum illud, by which Pope Benedict XV sought to give a new élan to Catholic missionary endeavor in the wake of World War I’s devastation.
The Missionary Month is also aimed at promoting the missionary commitment of the Church in line with Pope Francis’ own 2013 missionary Exhortation, Evangelii gaudium.
In remarks prepared for the occasion and delivered to