EUROPE/ROMANIA - One year after their establishment, the children of the Pontifical Society of Missionary Childhood report rapid growth

Saturday, 31 October 2020 missionary animation   pontifical mission societies  

Bucharest (Agenzia Fides) - A little more than a year after its establishment in Romania, the Pontifical Society of Missionary Childhood (POSI) continues to grow: on 3 October a group of children from the diocese of Târgoviște joined the Society, on the occasion of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the local Church.
According to information sent to Fides by the National Direction of the PMS, it was an exciting moment for many of them, because during the Mass presided over by His Exc. Mgr Aurel Percă, Archbishop of Bucharest, they received the Holy Communion for the first time. Despite the critical situation due to the coronavirus pandemic, children and young people managed to find new ways to witness the love of Jesus and to participate in the mission of the Church in the world.
Also in the month of October, groups of young people from the parishes of Râmnicu Vâlcea and Craiova registered for membership in the children's mission Society - POSI. The celebrations - we learn from the press release - were held with great involvement. The new members actively participated.
Currently, about 100 young people in the Archdiocese of Bucharest are members of POSI and take part in prayer initiatives and meditations on social media as well as in planning other activities every week. Some of them live in Ireland and Italy, but this does not prevent them from joining the group and expressing their desire for evangelization as true weavers of fraternity.
At the end of October, other groups of children from various dioceses in Romania will follow the missionary path. In the meantime they continue to pray in communion with the Holy Father, to be living examples in their faith and to spread the love of God in the world. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 31/10/2020)