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On the Way to World Mission Sunday: Video Message of Hope

The Pontifical Mission Societies of Spain launched a video in which missionaries from all over the world and representatives of local churches send out a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

The video, an initiative of various national mission societies, invites us all to “warm up the engines” on the way to World Mission Day, which will take place on October 18.

“The world has changed and everything seems uncertain … Lives have changed …” begins the video #WeAreStilHere (# SeguimosAquí), which shows missionaries from across the world.

“But let us tell you one thing: one thing is certain. We will not leave”, they say. “We will not give up, because we are missionaries. With God, nothing is impossible”, they say inviting all to participate in their work.

The video includes testimonies from Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon (Myanmar); Spanish Jesuit Kike Figaredo, Apostolic Prefect of Battambang (Cambodia); Spanish Father José María Cantal Rivas, who works in interreligious dialogue in Algeria; Sister Veronika, a Croatian missionary who is in the Solomon Islands with the Buma community; and many more.

They speak in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Maltese, Swahili, Korean, Tagalog, Burmese … “To have a mission is to love. And love makes it all possible. And that is why we will continue here” they say.

Source: La Croix International

We are Still Here

This year as the world faced the pandemic, our missionaries continued to support the needs of the most vulnerable — those they serve. They remained as the beacons of hope amid the challenges and discouragement. They have committed to serve and stayed at their posts to ensure that the Gospel is proclaimed and the poor comforted and served.They are grateful for the blessing of your support and they hope that you will continue to be there for them.

Posted by Pontifical Mission Societies – Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, 8 September 2020

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