World Mission Sunday

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World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to the missionary movement. It is celebrated on the penultimate (next-to-last) Sunday of October every year.[1] It was created by Pope Pius XI in 1926 as the day of prayer for missions.[2]


  1. ^ Brinker, Jennifer (October 16, 2009). "World Mission Sunday: October 18, 2009". Archdiocese of St. Louis. Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Message of His Holiness Pope John Paul II for the World Mission Day 1992". Vatican City. 7 June 1992.