Saturday, October 29, 2011

EUROPE: POLAND: MISSION ACTIVITY FUNDAMENTAL IN RELIGIOUS LIFE

Agenzia Fides report - On the Occasion of Missionary Week, the most popular Catholic weekly in Poland, "Niedziela", based in Czestochowa, has published on its website (www.niedziela.pl) the results of an online survey on the support of the Church's missionary activity. According to the results of the survey, 44.68% of the readers of "Niedziela" support the mission of the Church and the missionary activity through prayer and 42.55% of the readers with financial help. Only 1,7% support the missions because they are in contact with the missionaries. 1,27% pay a subscription to the magazine for missionaries. Finally, according to the results of the survey, 9.78% of the people interviewed support missions in other ways. "It is clear from the results of the poll that for the readers of the Catholic weekly, Church missions are one of the most important and fundamental things of religious life. The Church's missionary activity, from a certain point of view, is therefore part of the lives of the readers of Niedziela" commented to Fides don Mariusz Frukacz, a sociologist, editor of "Niedziela" and member of the Pontifical Missionary Union. (MF/SL) (Agenzia Fides 28/10/2011)

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