Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies and is the official mission aid agency of the Catholic Church, continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. Missio reaches out, gives life and calls all people in the world to faith, justice and love.
Compelled by the message, life and love of Jesus Christ, Missio forms Scots for mission and raise funds for mission in Scotland and around the world. This enables heroic missionaries to reach out to help children and communities in need, and provide vital training for seminarians and other young church leaders.
Missio—through the Pontifical Mission Societies—operates in over 160 countries to support initiatives in 1100 dioceses on five continents. Grassroots needs are identified by local Catholics, to give people the opportunity for a full, enriched life—physically and spiritually— regardless of race, stigma, religion or gender. Mission in action happens right now and for generations, to help people immediately, longer term and eternally. We engage in mission when we proclaim our faith through our words, actions and lives.
Missio continues the mission of Jesus Christ in the world to share faith by:
—Speaking the Word
—Caring for people in need
—Acting for justice and creation
Founded in 1822 by a lay single woman named Pauline Jaricot, today the worldwide Pontifical Mission Societies is the Pope’s own mission organisation. Catholics are called to give priority to Missio and the Pontifical Mission Societies as internationally our network provides essential funding for the Church in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and parts of South America. Internationally the Pontifical Mission Societies or Missio, is historically known as Propagation of the Faith, Children’s Mission, St Peter Apostle and the Missionary Union.