Catholic Mission is the official mission and aid agency of the Church. It reaches out to people in 160 countries and supports initiatives in 1100 dioceses including remote Australia.
Founded in 1822 by a lay single woman named Pauline Jaricot, today Catholic Mission is the Pope's own mission organisation.
This website gives you the chance to find out exactly what this well-known Catholic aid agency does to assist the needy. It explains that the Mission was inspired first by the work of the French woman Pauline Jaricot, who was not a religious sister, but a person with 'a vision to help, the passion to act, and the enthusiasm to involve others.'
As the official mission aid agency of the Church, Catholic Mission sees itself as continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world, by: 'Speaking the Word, caring for people in need, and acting for justice and creation.'
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