Pope Francis: The missions are necessary

Pope Francis met on Friday with the National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies. In his remarks to the Directors, who hailed from every part of the globe, the Holy Father focused on the urgency of the need to carry out the Church’s work of preaching the Gospel, and the particular role that the Pontifical Mission Societies play in carrying it out. “There are,” said Pope Francis, “so many people who have not yet known and met Christ, and it is urgent that we find new forms and new ways to [help] the grace of God touch the heart of every man and every woman.” Calling the work of evangelizing both challenging and exciting, Pope Francis encouraged the national directors to continue their commit …

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