A press conference was held on October 16, 2020, to present the upcoming World Mission Day, to be held on Sunday 18 October 2020 on the theme “Here I am, send me”.
The speakers were Archbishop Protase Rugambwa, Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples; Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, president of the Pontifical Mission Societies; and Fr. Tadeusz J. Nowak, O.M.I., secretary-general of the Pontifical Mission Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Also present in the Hall to recount their experience of missionary life were Sr. Ana Cambongo António, Angola; Don VIgnandas Gangula, India; and Marco Gibelli and Lucia Truttero, Italy.
Archbishop Rugambwa: “The celebration of this Day is a source of joy to the Universal Church, even if it will be celebrated in a different way in the local Churches this year, due to the particular circumstances we are experiencing because of the Covid-19 pandemic.”