Pope Francis Videos

Missionary Spring in the Church – October 2019

Pope Francis has convoked an Extraordinary Missionary Month to remind us that we live in a permanent state of mission.

Every baptized person is a mission. A Mission that doesn’t consist in proselytism, but in offering Christian salvation while respecting each person’s freedom.

“Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection.

Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes.

We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer.

In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.”

Each month, The Pope Video disseminates the Holy Father’s prayer intentions regarding the challenges of humanity and the mission of the Church.