“Missions, in their worldwide network, reflect the rich variety of “people with a thousand faces”

Pope Francis highlighted his passion for the Pontifical Mission Societies, known in Australia as Catholic Mission, by reinforcing that mission is at the heart and identity of the Church.

“Catholic Mission is part of that global network. We are with all the communities, in every corner of the world,” says Catholic Mission National Director, Fr Brian Lucas. “Missionaries around the world, remain dedicated to serving their communities.”

“They are the people with a thousand faces, comforting the lives of some the most vulnerable communities, like Bishop “Kike”, they are saying we are still here doing our best to keep vital life changing projects running,” says Fr Brian.

The “We Are Still Here” global video launched as part of World Mission Month, connects more than 30 missionaries and mission partners based in over 25 different countries, speaking their own languages and the languages of those they work with. At its heart the video, has a simple message, but with great impact: we are still here.

Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, Catholic Mission, recognises the many donors, friends and supporters from different backgrounds, whose generosity supports the many projects around the world.

Find the messages of hope in French, German, Italian, Maltese, Slovak, Spanish, Slovenian, Dutch, and Portuguese here:


Parce que les missions, partout dans le monde, sont le reflet du « peuple aux mille visages » - Pape François


Missionswerke, in ihrem weltweiten Netzwerk, zeigen die große Vielfalt von "Menschen mit tausend Gesichtern“ – Papst Franziskus


Perché le missioni, ovunque nel mondo, sono il riflesso del “popolo dai mille volti” - Papa Francesco


Għaliex il-missjonijiet, fin-netwerk dinji tagħhom, jirriflettu l-varjetà rikka ta’ nies b’eluf ta’ wċuh differenti,- Papa Franġsiku


Pretože misijné diela, prepojené na celom svete, reflektujú bohatú rôznorodosť “ľudu tisícich tvárí” – Pápež František


Porque las misiones, difundidas por todo el mundo, reflejan la rica variedad del “pueblo con muchos rostros”- Papa Francisco


Katji misijone, povsod po svetu, odražajo bogato raznovrstnost "ljudi s tisoč obrazi" - Papež Frančišek


Want alle missionarissen, in hun wereldwijd netwerk, zijn een reflectie van de rijke diversiteit van een "volk met duizend gezichten" - Paus Franciscus


Porque a Missão, em todo o mundo, é o reflexo do "povo com muitas rostos" - Papa Francisco


“因为在使命的全球网络中,反映了人们的丰富多样性。” - 教宗佛朗西斯

Here you can find personal testimonies of the many ways that Catholic Mission staff and mission partners, in Australia and around the world, are showing that we are still here.