Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - The Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of Spain have organized a virtual press conference to present their 2019 Activity Report, which will be held on Monday 6 July at 11.30 am via Zoom. As the note sent to Fides explains, the Report reflects the vast work of animation and missionary formation that the PMS carry out throughout the year, and which goes far beyond the main missionary gathering days, known by everyone: World Mission Day, Missionary Childhood Day, the Day of Native Vocations.
This 2019 edition of the report also includes the great missionary event celebrated in October 2019, the Extraordinary Missionary Month, announced by Pope Francis for the whole Church. The report also contains the latest statistics on Spanish missionaries and Spain's financial contribution to the PMS Universal Solidarity Fund in 2019, with which the Holy See supports the ordinary functioning of 1,111 mission territories. The videoconference will be attended by Don José Maria Calderon, National Director of the PMS in Spain; Manuel Diaz, at the head of missionary animation of the PMS in Pamplona; Salesian missionary Miguel Ángel Olaverri, Bishop of Pointe Noire, in the Republic of the Congo, who will comment on how the health crisis of Covid-19 is being lived. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 4/7/2020)