Pope says missionary societies help Catholics know God's love

Benedict XVI has said that the pontifical missionary societies help every Catholic in every part of the world let others know of God's love and his promise of salvation.

Catholic News Service reports that the Pope on Monday met with 114 national directors of the pontifical missionary societies who were holding their general assembly.

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the Holy Childhood Association and the other societies help communicate "the love of God revealed in his plan of salvation," he told them.

While the societies' financial support may be directed at different segments of the church in mission territories, such as children or seminarians, they all are involved in promoting awareness of each Catholic's missionary obligation and in helping local churches grow and mature.

"All of this has given rise among the Christian people to a reawakening of faith and love, connected to a great missionary enthusiasm," the pope said.

Photo credit: Stefano Spaziani

Pope says missionary societies help Catholics know God's love (Catholic News Service 8/5/06)

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10 May 2006