VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis' message for World Mission Day 2014 focuses on the continuing need for all Christians to proclaim the Gospel with joy to the many who have not heard of Christ’s saving work.
“Humanity greatly needs to lay hold of the salvation brought by Christ. His disciples are those who allow themselves to be seized ever more by the love of Jesus and marked by ... passion for the Kingdom of God and the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel,” wrote Pope Francis in his message for the 88th World Mission Day, which will take place on Oct. 19.
The Vatican released the message June 14.
“All the Lord’s disciples are called to nurture the joy of evangelization,” the Holy Father...READ MORE