Missio is the Catholic Church’s official support organisation for overseas mission. It raises awareness and fosters prayer and cooperation in the whole Church.
With 120 offices worldwide, it is the only organisation which supports every one of the 1,069 mission dioceses around the world.
Missio has four branches – each with a unique focus:
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith
Assists every one of the Catholic Church’s 1,062 mission dioceses and territories to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.
The Society of St Peter the Apostle
The Church’s official fundraising body for the training of clergy and religious in mission countries.
Under its original name of Holy Childhood, Mission Together has been active in Catholic schools for over 160 years supporting the spiritual and physical wellbeing of children.
The Pontifical Missionary Union
Aims to promote an awareness of mission and a spirit of unity, prayer and generous sacrifice among priests, religious and laity.
Missio works closely with the Bishops’ Conference Department for International Affairs.