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Behind this project of spreading the World of God there are 3100 missionaries. We are the Claretian Missionaries founded in Spain but now working with a great variety of ministries in 63 countries.

Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress

Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress

by: Katharina R. Lestari, Dili - UCAN in Missions,
Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress Bishop of Dili says govt recognizes the Catholic Church as partner in serving the people Dili Diocese grows, helps Timor-Leste progress 
 World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

by: Fr. Joseph Santiago cmf in Missions,

Today vast numbers of people still do not know Jesus Christ. For this reason, the mission ad gentes continues to be most urgent. All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born “to go forth”. World Mission Sunday is one of the most special days in the global Catholic Church. It unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, mutual friendship and support; both spiritual and material. It is a celebration of grace and joy.

Jesuits commit to build peace in South Asia

Jesuits commit to build peace in South Asia

by: ucanews.com reporter, New Delhi in Missions,

Father George Pattery, Jesuit provincial of South Asia, said in written statement that regional superiors had specifically vowed to respond effectively, through their ministries, to an alarming rise of fundamentalism within the region.

Spread the Word: Evangelical Mission of the Parish.

Spread the Word: Evangelical Mission of the Parish.

by: Paul Cannon and Sharon Beech - The Tablet in Missions,

 In recent years, we have become familiar with the term “missionary disciple” – a term that is used throughout Evangelii Gaudium (the “Joy of the Gospel”), the first of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortations. This term is used boldly to emphasise the mutual importance of the need both for a relationship with our Lord and the need to serve him in this world by serving our brothers and sisters.

Indian ad against missionaries irks Christians, civil leaders

Indian ad against missionaries irks Christians, civil leaders

by: Ritu Sharma, New Delhi - UCAN in Missions,

Jharkhand state in eastern India has produced an advertisement against Christian missionaries, drawing protests from Christian leaders and civil society members who see it as part of a vicious ongoing campaign. That this was being done officially by a state government was shameful, said Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, secretary-general of the Indian bishops' conference.

Heroic nun beats bullies to save children in India

Heroic nun beats bullies to save children in India

by: Saji Thomas - UCAN, Bhopal in Missions,
As the sari-clad nun sat on the floor of the rail station platform teaching abandoned children, some men approached offering help. Soon, from their gestures and words, Sister Clara Animuttil realized they took her for a sex worker. The 53-year-old laughed as she recalled the event 18 years ago at Itarsi Railway Station in central India. It was when she first began her work with destitute children living there.
Japanese Catholics celebrate anniversary of hidden communities

Japanese Catholics celebrate anniversary of hidden communities

by: ucanews.com reporter, Tokyo in Missions,

Catholics in southern Japan are remembering when two of their hidden communities discovered each other 150 years ago during a time of persecution. In March 1865, while Christianity was still banned in Japan, a French missionary discovered hidden Catholics in Nagasaki. For more than 200 years they had kept their faith in secret and lived without any priests. 

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

China World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier site

by: ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong in Missions,

Catholic pilgrims hoping to visit the original gravesite of St. Francis Xavier on China's Shangchuan Island on his feast day Dec. 3 will find the site closed for renovation as part of a bid for the UNESCO World Heritage listing. Pope Pius X declared Francis Xavier as a patron saint of all foreign missions.

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

Pope announces that Mary will be the focus of WYD 2017

by: Catholic News Service in Missions,

Pope Francis has chosen a focus on Mary for the next World Youth Day celebrations, which will be held in dioceses in 2017 and 2018 and with an international gathering in Panama in 2019. The Pontiff said that the Mother of Jesus is 'a role model to be imitated'.