Live Streaming Pontifical Mission Meeting

Chicago (Agenzia Fides) – As directors, coordinators and staff of diocesan Pontifical Mission Societies offices come together for a national meeting in the Chicago Archdiocese April 27 to 29, they can be joined by those in this “one family in mission” unable to journey there – and by those interested in the mission ad gentes worldwide. This is what Fides learned from a press release issued by the National Office of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the USA. The PMS will live stream presentations during their annual national meeting in Chicago through a special website:, thus hoping to open their doors to all those dedicated to the missions nationwide and worldwide, even if they may not be able to physically participate on site.

“We truly are ‘one family in mission,’ and this is a concrete way to show that,” says Monsignor John E. Kozar, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. “We invite all to be with us, in solidarity and prayer, as we focus on our mandate to support the local mission churches as they help the poor and suffering of the Developing World come to experience the love and ‘Good News’ of Jesus.”

Using live streaming video takes the use of technology for this particular gathering a step beyond what was done at the 2009 national meeting of the Pontifical Mission Societies. At that meeting in St. Louis, videos were made of presentations; these videos and blog commentary were added during the three-days of presentations. That will be done as well during this year’s Chicago meeting, but the live streaming allows viewers to see presentations from start to finish, right as they are happening. (AR) (Agenzia Fides 25/04/2010)

PMS Meeting in Chicago

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