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A growing missionary role

· Francis underlines the contribution of women in the work of evangelization ·

“The considerable and growing presence of women” in the work of proclaiming the Gospel was highlighted in Pope Francis' message for World Mission Sunday 2016 which will be celebrated on 23 October. “Together with the evangelizing and sacramental work of missionaries,” the Pontiff writes in his message, entitled Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy, “women and families often more adequately understand people’s problems and know how to deal with them in an appropriate and, at times, fresh way: in caring for life, with a strong focus on people rather than structures, and by allocating human and spiritual resources towards the building of good relations, harmony, peace, solidarity, dialogue, cooperation and fraternity, both among individuals and in social and cultural life, in particular through care for the poor”.

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St. Peter’s Square

Jan. 21, 2018

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