Prague (Agenzia Fides) - On Sunday 22 October Catholics all over the world will celebrate the annual World Mission Sunday with prayers and special collections in support of missionaries, missionary work, and poor churches in developing countries. It is exactly 80 years since this Day was instituted by Pope Pius XI at the request of the plenary assembly of the superior general council of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. A wide variety of initiatives are organised in the different countries. This year the national Pontifical Mission Societies Office in the Czech Republic is inviting people to join in a “missionary bridge of prayer” on Saturday 21 October at 9pm to pray that the joy of the Gospel may spread all over the world.
People anywhere in the world are asked to light a candle and gather at home or in church to pray in unity the Holy Rosary or another prayer for the missions and for all missionary men and women in every missionary area. The National PMS office encourages people to join in spirit and would be happy to know about other similar initiatives. You may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (S.L.) (Agenzia Fides 26/9/2006, righe 15, parole 208)