In his general audience, Pope Francis describes the evangelizing spirit of St. Mary MacKillop, who dedicated her life to the intellectual and religious formation of the poor in rural Australia.
In his general audience, Pope Francis praises the apostolic zeal of St. Therese of Lisieux, who, although patroness of missions, was never sent on one herself, yet whose heart drew people closer to God.
Pope Francis: Jesuit Matteo Ricci brought the Catholic faith to China with dialogue, friendship and consistency
In his general audience, Pope Francis discusses the apostolic zeal of Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit who successfully taught and spread the Gospel in China in the 1500s.
St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon faced persecution as the first Korean priest. Yet he continued to spread the Gospel and evangelize the people of his nation.
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis uses St. Francis Xavier as an example of missionary zeal who spread the Gospel to people who had never heard it before.
Pope Francis greets Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the meeting of St. Paul VI and Pope Shenouda III.
Pope Francis reflects on the roots and bridges from his trip to Hungary—roots in the past, and bridges of peace between different peoples.
In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis describes the witness to evangelization provided by monks and nuns, whose prayer sustains the mission of the Body of Christ.
Pope Francis continues with his series of general audiences on evangelization: “Today there are persecutions of Christians throughout the world, many, many. There are more martyrs today than in the first times.”