Extraordinary Missionary Month
29 Sep 2019
LIVE THE JOY OF THE MISSION AND SUPPORT OUR MISSIONARIES - Pope Francis
Pope Francis proclaimed October 2019 an ‘Extraordinary Missionary Month’ to be marked and celebrated throughout the world.
Pope Francis has entrusted with the mission of the Church in the world to our Dominus Est patron, Pope St John Paul II.
Remember that October 22 is World Mission Sunday, So Pope Francis intends to celebrate the Extraordinary Missionary Month on this day, and will be praying the Angelus with pilgrims and tourists gathered in St Peter’s Square beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace at noon on this day.
"I urge everyone to live the joy of mission by witnessing the Gospel in the environs where each one lives and works," Pope Francis said. "We are called upon to support with affection, concrete help, and prayer, the missionaries who have gone out to proclaim Christ to those who still do not know Him.’
On October 22, Pope Francis added, "in liturgical memory of Pope St. John Paul II (on his feast day), we entrust to his intercession the mission of the Church in the world."
Source: Vatican News