Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle (far right) with Pope Francis, when the pontiff arrived in the Philippines in January 2015 (Wikipedia.org)
Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has stressed that all baptized people are called to be missionaries in a message.
"The missionary commitment of every baptized person is a constitutive part of the identity of the believer," he said in a video message for World Mission Sunday released by the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States of America.
The Mission Sunday this year is observed on Oct. 18.
All the baptized are "called to know and love God and to announce the Gospel through witness, word, and works of charity," the cardinal said in a message, Fides news agency reported.
"Where the most vulnerable and needy are, there are also the missionaries, who need our support," the cardinal said.
Through the Pontifical Mission Societies, the Pope offers spiritual and material support to missionaries, so "we must all feel part of this missionary dynamic, cooperating for the economic support for missions," said the Prefect of the Missionary Dicastery.