An Australian-led global awareness campaign featuring the faces and voices of missionaries from more than 50 countries will be launched today. Source: Catholic Mission.
Catholic Mission’s digital campaign, connecting mission partners from around the world and to be translated in over 30 languages, including Arabic and Mandarin, marks the beginning of World Mission Month.
Catholic Mission, the Australian agency of the Pontifical Mission Societies, led the development of the campaign, working in close collaboration with its international partners for nearly 12 months to voice a stirring message that missionaries are still serving global communities.
Responding to a call from Pope Francis, inspired by Acts 4:20: “For we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard”, the campaign sheds light on the dedication of missionaries to serving people in places where poverty and disadvantage compound the devastating impact of COVID-19.
“This video is simply one of the tools now available to us in this technological era to build awareness of the significance of mission, particularly during the month of October,” said Catholic Mission national director Fr Brian Lucas.
“The 1st of October is the feast of St Therese of Lisieux, the patron of missions and the second last Sunday is World Mission Sunday. This is an opportunity to pay special attention to the importance of sharing faith in mission.”
The campaign video will be launched globally with a special world premiere tonight at 6pm (AEST), streamed on Catholic Mission TV: https://www.catholicmission.org.au/wearestillhere
Catholic Mission launch global awareness campaign ahead of Mission Month (Catholic Mission)