- Jan 22, 2020
Leaders from the Pontifical Mission Societies spent a day of their national meeting bending the ear of members of Congress, urging action on climate change, the protection of immigrants and religious freedom.
As the Church prepares to celebrate World Mission Day on Sunday, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation said the timing of the day with the youth synod provides an opportunity to remind young people they too are called to spread the Gospel.
“In Christ,” Pope Francis said, “our life is itself a mission! We are mission, because we are God’s love poured out, God’s holiness created in his own image.”
Pope Francis reminded Catholics to support evangelization efforts worldwide through the Pontifical Mission Societies.
For many foster care is not an option. In many places this is due to issues of extreme poverty. There may be a lack of resources to properly screen and train foster carers with the risk that children placed into such care are vulnerable to abuse. The traditional orphanage is important as a place of last resort, for children with no other available living situation.