MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2017 Mission at the heart of the Christian faith Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim […]
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2017 Amazement at what God has accomplished: “The Almighty has done great things for me…” (Lk 1:49) Dear Brothers and Sisters, On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a […]
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017 [15 January 2017] “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless” Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt […]
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS For The 90th World Mission Sunday 2016 Theme: Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes […]
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2015 “Make your hearts firm” (Jas 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself […]
LENT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS. Welcome to Lent 2015! What a privilege it is for us to experience another “Season of Grace,” a time given to us by God to draw us closer to him. At the beginning of […]
Be Amazing Friend for the Missions ” Looking at the Child in the Manger, Child of peace, our thoughts turn to those children who are the most vulnerable ..” Pope Francis. Christmas is upon us . This season touches one of the most loving moments of God’s encounter with humankind. His desire […]
New Mission Society Canada Website Launched!
The Pontifical Mission Society of Canada is excited to announce the launch of our completely re-designed website! We hope that you take the time to explore and check out all of the great resources that are now easily accessible through our site. The new website features a fresh look that makes it easier to find out the latest […]
Message from CCCB President for the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Religious Conference
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Religious Conference(CRC), the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), on May 29, 2014, delivered a special address during the 2014 General Assembly of the CRC. The message was on behalf of all the Bishops of […]
Cardinal Parolin Hopes Papal Visit Will Revive Ecumenism
Pope Francis leaves for the Holy Land tomorrow to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in Jerusalem. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, told Vatican Radio May 22nd that the fruits of Pope Francis’ visit will most likely be those of “encounter” that turns into “witness.” The […]
Pope’s Address to Italian Pro-Life Movement
“The unborn in the maternal womb is the innocent one par excellence” Vatican City, April 11, 2014 (Zenit.org) Here is a translation of the Pope’s address today to representatives from the Italian Pro-Life Movement. Dear Brothers and Sisters, I give my cordial welcome to each one of you. I greet the Honorable Carlo Casini and […]
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Message of the Holy Father for the 48th World Communications Day.
Today we live in a world that is becoming increasingly “small” and where it would seem easy to get close to each other. The development of transport and communication technologies bring us, connecting us more and more, and globalization makes us interdependent.