Vatican City, Oct 16, 2020 / 10:02 am (CNA).- Vatican officials invited Catholics to participate in the 2020 World Mission Sunday with increased prayers and financial support, as local Churches around the world continue to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
World Mission Sunday will take place this year on Sunday, Oct. 18. The day is marked by a collection for the Pontifical Mission Societies, a group of Catholic missionary societies under the jurisdiction of the pope.
Fr. Tadeusz J. Nowak, O.M.I., secretary general of the Pontifical Mission Societies, said: “In this time of pandemic, when some churches will be closed on this Mission Sunday, some will be very limited, some will only join the celebration of the Eucharist on media platforms, we are more than ever conscious of our dependence on the providence of God.”