November 1, 2010

All Catholics are called to spread the good news of salvation and support the Church’s missionary mandate, Pope Benedict said on World Mission Sunday.

“The missionary task is not to revolutionize the world, but to transform it, obtaining strength from Jesus Christ,” he said during his Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24.

To proclaim the Gospel, Christians are called to strengthen the bonds of communion with other Christians and to seek “constant personal and communal conversion,” he said.

The pope also called on people to pray for all those who have dedicated their lives to missionary work, often amid “great difficulties.”