NEWS

  • May 27, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    On Saturday, May 25, 2024, Pope Francis delivered a powerful and inspiring address to the National Directors of The Pontifical Mission Societies from 120 countries during their General Assembly in Rome.

  • May 17, 2024

    Follow Deacon Howard's journey to priesthood despite challenges, such as Cyclone Freddy in his Malawian hometown. His seminary depends on scholarships and practical initiatives for sustenance, highlighting the crucial support from organizations like The Pontifical Mission Societies USA

  • April 27, 2024

    By Margaret Murray

    “Amidst the rubble and ruins, however, faith endures” Read in our latest blog about how the Malawian community coped with the harsh reality caused by cyclone Freddy, and how compassion and peace was not absent among those affected by the torrential rains.

  • April 19, 2024

    By Bishop Vincent Mwakhwawa

    ¿Do you want to find out the best-kept secret of the Church? Read what Bishop Vincent Mwakhwawa shares with us after 10 years as director of TPMS in Malawi.

  • April 17, 2024

    By Mark Poletunow

    After his experience of the Church in Malawi, Mark Poletunow have no doubt that the Body of Christ is vibrant and alive. His encounter with the people of Malawi infused his own spiritual journey to keep proclaiming with conviction that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Read his testimony!

  • March 22, 2024

    Sister Roberta Tremarelli, AMSS

    Lent is coming to an end, and next Sunday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week will start; it is the most important week of the year for the Catholic Church.

  • February 7, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    “One person once told me that the wheelchair we give is a sacrament, because it transforms people’s lives,” he said. “It is a visible sign of a visible relationship.”

  • February 5, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Father Zaku's life is a call for awareness, for prayers, and for action. Let us stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Nigeria, supporting them in their mission to spread the Good News, even in the darkest of times.

  • February 2, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Today, the Vatican released Pope Francis's message for World Mission Sunday 2024. In the text, the Pope reflects on the Gospel parable of the Wedding Banquet, where the king tells his servants “Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find”.

  • January 29, 2024

    By Father Anthony Andreassi

    Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies from 1950 to 1966, left an indelible mark by raising over $10 million for the poor and supporting missionaries globally. Learn more about his story!

  • January 26, 2024

    By Dr. Mike Gable

    When my wife Kathy, I, and our four boys returned to Cincinnati after our Maryknoll lay mission assignment in South America, we were blessed to meet Fr. Paul Reling.

  • January 25, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Explore the spiritual depths behind the Latin phrase "Aqua est vita" in this blog post from the Dioceses. Learn what it means to embrace aqua as life!

  • January 24, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    In the heart of Asia, where the vast steppes meet the sky, the Catholic Church has found a humble abode in Mongolia, a land known for its rich history and nomadic culture.

  • January 23, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Father Olivier Poquillion's life of service and missionary work. From restoring a convent in post-ISIS Mosul to Pope Francis's historic visit to Iraq, his story reflects the transformative power of faith and underscores the essence of missionary work.

  • January 19, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    In the affluent yet spiritually seeking Nordic countries, Sister Anna Mirijam  Kaschner, CPS, serves as a testament to the vibrant mission field that thrives beyond traditional borders.

  • January 18, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    As National Catholic Schools Week (January 28 to February 3, 2024) approaches, we celebrate the unique value of Catholic education in the United States and embrace a global perspective.

  • January 17, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Bishop Anthony Pagano, Apostolic Vicar of Harar in Ethiopia, recounts his journey from diverse roles in Cameroon to navigating Ethiopia's ethnic conflicts. Despite the Catholic Church's modest numerical presence, it serves as a crucial force for charity and hope in a country grappling with violence and challenges.

  • January 16, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    Atop Rome’s Janiculum Hill, within the embrace of the Eternal City, the  Pontifical Urban College stands as a beacon of the Church’s mission

  • January 4, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    In Northern Kenya, the Catholic Church faces unique challenges. Geographic isolation, cultural differences, and limited resources make the missionary work both essential and difficult.

  • January 3, 2024

    By Ines San Martin

    In the year 2023, twenty missionaries and pastoral workers dedicated to their faith and service – tragically lost their lives.

  • December 29, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    Our contributions, prayers, and support can make a difference in bringing healing and hope to those suffering from the ravages of war.

  • December 26, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    Dear brother, dear sister, to God, who changed history in the course of a census, you are not a number; instead you are a face. Your name is written on his heart.

  • December 9, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    Celebrating the Legacy of Archbishop Fulton Sheen as Head of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.

  • November 10, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    In an exclusive interview with MISSION Magazine, Archbishop Borys Gudziak shed light on the dire situation in Ukraine and the vital role of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) in providing support and hope to those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • November 8, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    “I urge believers to take just one side in this conflict: that of peace. But not in words – in prayer, with total dedication,” Pope Francis.

  • October 18, 2023

    By Archbishop Christophe Pierre* – Apostolic Nuncio

    It is a pleasure to address these few words to you as the envoy of Pope Francis to the United States.

  • October 16, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    "I continue to follow with great sorrow what is happening in Israel and Palestine," Pope Francis said on Sunday at the end of his weekly Angelus prayer.

  • October 15, 2023

    By Monsignor Mounir Seccal*

    This massive earthquake was a devastating catastrophe, adding to the misery and despair caused by eleven years of war.

  • October 12, 2023

    By Isabella Wagner*

    “Todos, todos, todos.” This is a phrase that Pope Francis repeated throughout his time in Lisbon, Portugal, for World Youth Day.

  • October 3, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Father Faryadd Anser, who hails from Pakistan, acknowledged that when he turned 17, he dreamed of becoming a famous singer and leading the life of a wealthy star.

  • October 2, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    October 2nd holds a special place in the hearts of countless believers worldwide, for it marks the day of Guardian Angels.

  • September 27, 2023

    By Father Gervais Levis Kamwa Kouam, CM

    Cameroon, located in Central Africa on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, holds a profound place of importance within my heart.

  • September 26, 2023

    By Michele Meiers, TPMS Philadelphia

    My visit to Kenya forever changed my life and helped me understand what we mean when we say that God calls us all to service, even in different ways.

  • September 12, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Father Pontian Kaweesa faces a challenging task: He leads the national office of The Pontifical Mission Societies in Uganda, a country where a middle-class family survives on less than $3 a day, yet a seminary has to raise $600 a year for each young man studying for the priesthood.

  • September 1, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    In a world filled with strife and discord, there are still beacons of hope and love that shine brightly, illuminating the path for others to follow.

  • August 30, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Pope Francis is set to make the first-ever papal visit to Mongolia August 31st to September 4th. A country with an estimated 1,450 Catholics, all of them have come to the faith after Mongolia began to abandon its communist ideology in 1992.

  • August 23, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    "Christians in Pakistan, when we think of the Western world, we think of you as our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, as the center of Christianity," expresses Father Faryadd*, reflecting the heart of countless believers in the nation. On August 16th, in the town of Jaranwala, a spark of unfounded blasphemy accusations against Saleem Masih, an illiterate Christian, ignited a wildfire of violence. This wave of aggression found its primary target in the churches and homes of Christians in the Jaranwala area. Four churches and three chapels

  • August 2, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    The Pontifical Mission Societies (TPMS) will be present at the XXXVII World Youth Day in the City of Joy, within the Vocational Fair, where young people will come into contact with different movements, associations, communities, religious orders and ecclesial initiatives.

  • June 27, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    “The people here are economically very poor, but they have a faith that can move mountains.”

  • June 20, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    “We are very thankful for the financial support from The Society of St. Peter Apostle because it is not possible for the Christian community in Mumbai to take care of all the needs seminarians have”

  • June 13, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    “Mother Theresa kissing my forehead gave me a sense of peace that I had never experienced before. I do hope that we can provide our students with some sense of peace by letting them know that God loves them and that they are not alone.”

  • June 9, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    “Do not be afraid. Open, I say open wide the doors for Christ. To His saving power open the boundaries of states, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization, and development.”

  • June 6, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    "The greatest dream is that of an ever closer and more coordinated missionary cooperation among all members of the Church," Pope Francis told the national directors of TPMS.

  • May 17, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, there are individuals who dedicate their lives to serving others, spreading the Gospel's message of love and hope. Sister Genevieve, hailing from Myanmar, is one such extraordinary person.

  • April 19, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    It's been only two months since, on Feb. 6, two consecutive earthquakes, the strongest recorded so far, shook southeast Turkey and parts of Syria.

  • February 27, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Read all about the role of Archbishop Peter Wells and the incredibly important role nuncios play in making sure the Gospel reaches all over the world.

  • February 13, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    I don’t know if you ever saw a child praying, but their kindness and sense of awe is bound to mobilize you. Imagine what it does to God?

  • January 23, 2023

    By Ines San Martin

    We need to work with our children, talk to them about Christ, about just how many lives they can change, they can impact.

  • January 17, 2023

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Globally, there are an estimated 1,100 mission territories, places where the Catholic Church is too young or too poor to sustain itself, where missionary men and women- both clergy and laity- rely on the support of people like you to fulfill the command to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

  • December 20, 2022

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    In Malawi, “gogo” is the word for grandmother. Gogos are the poorest of the poor.

  • December 10, 2022

    By Ines San Martin – VP of Marketing and Communications Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States

    Burundi is a small landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region in central Eastern Africa, and based on gross national income - $270 - it is the world’s poorest country.