OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Pontifical Mission Societies launch a new interactive website for youth missionaries

Friday, 14 March 2008

Sydney (Agenzia Fides) - The Pontifical Mission Societies will launch a new interactive website in April. The project is an effort to include young people and make them aware of the mission, using new tools and modern information technologies to promote making a real missionary experience.
The new web page, which will be on-line on April 7, at www.catholicmission.org.au, will offer dynamic presentations, using images and music, on the some of the projects sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in over 160 countries throughout the world.
Patrick Fox, Catholic Mission’s National Education Officer, from the PMS, says, “this represents for both students and their families, an exciting way to learn something about the contributions of PMS all over the world.”
Some of the links on the page will offer virtual trips, with all the necessary information for getting to know a certain project more in depth, information on how to contact personnel directly, information on the country itself and the regions, and statistics on the social, economic, and religious conditions of the different countries. The Pontifical Mission Societies have been at work in Australia for over 185 years, offering aid and assistance to the needy, especially in the fields of health, education, and spiritual formation. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 14/3/2008; righe 18, parole 204)