Independent Catholic News logo Welcome Visitor
Friday, February 24, 2017
Mass to celebrate birth of Missio
Comment Email Print
This Wednesday, September 9, at Westminster Cathedral, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, will preside a Mass in honour of the Pontifical Mission Societies' official adoption of their new name: 'Missio'.

Through priests, religious and laity, Missio helps support 194,855 schools, 5,246 hospitals, 17,530 dispensaries, 577 leprosy centers and 80,560 social and pastoral projects. It is the only Church organization that supports all of the 1,069 Mission dioceses throughout the world to grow and develop.

Monsignor John Dale, the National Director of Missio in England and Wales, said: “Missio, from the Latin ‘sending out’, is a simple, easily recognizable word that expresses commitment to the God-given mission of the Church. This change of name...has been welcomed by the Bishops of England and Wales. Its logo shows the cross at the centre of its service to the Gospel. The new motto - Sharing faith, giving life - expresses Missio’s vital commitment to serving the Church, especially where that Church is young or poor.”

For more information see:
Share:  Bookmark and Share
Tags: Archbishop Vincent Nichols, John Dale, Pontifical Mission Societies' 'Missio', Westminster Cathedral

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: