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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis' message for the upcoming 89th World Mission Day which will be marked on Sunday15th of October 2015 has been released. In the message the Holy Father says, "Â being a missionary is not about proselytizing or mere strategy; mission is part of the âgrammarâ of faith, something essential for those who listen to the voice of the Spirit who whispers âComeâ and âGo forthâ."
Below is the English translation of the Pope's Message
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis against the backdrop of St Peterâs Basilica and dressed in scarlet vestments, celebrated Mass on Pentecost Sunday.Â In his homily, the Holy Father began by focusing on Sundayâs readings saying that, âthe word of God, tells us that the Spirit is at work in individuals and communities filled with the Spirit.
Expanding on this theme of the Spirit, Pope Francis said that, in the Gospel, Jesus promises his disciples that, when he has returned to the Father, the Holy Spirit will come to guide them into all the truth. Indeed he calls the Holy Spirit âthe Spirit of truthâ.
(Vatican Radio) Following Mass on this Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis at the Regina Coeli expressed serious concern over the plight of migrants in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman sea in Southeast Asia.
More than 3,600 people, around half of them from Bangladesh and the others, minority Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, have come ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10. But thousands more are reported to be trapped at sea in desperate conditions.