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A growing missionary role

“€œThe considerable and growing presence of
women”€ in the work of proclaiming the Gospel was highlighted in Pope Francis
message for World Mission Sunday 2016 which will be celebrated on 23 October.
“€œTogether with the evangelizing and sacramental work of missionaries,”€ the
Pontiff writes in his message, entitled Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy,
“€œwomen and families often more adequately understand people”€™s problems and know
how to deal with them in an appropriate and, at times, fresh way: in caring for
life, with a strong focus on people rather than structures, and by allocating
human and spiritual resources towards the building of good relations, harmony,
peace, solidarity, dialogue, cooperation and fraternity, both among individuals
and in social and cultural life, in particular through care for the poor”€.

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