Today, in Paul VI Hall will take place the audience in which Pope Francis will receive the Neocatechumenal Way, 250 families, from five different continents, who are on a mission. The meeting will open with a presentation by Kiko Arguello, the international head of the Neocatechumenal Way worldwide.
Arguello will be accompanied by another initiator, Carmen Hernández and by Father Mario Pezzi. The audience will be attended by 7,000 members of the Way and by the 250 families which will be sent by the Pope to evangelize. They will receive the destination this week, during an international living together in Italy, where each of the nine “missio ad gentes” will be founded. Also several cardinals and bishops from around the world confirmed their attendance. The “missio ad gentes” are formed upon the request made by the bishop of the diocese to which they are destined and are formed of four or five families, a priest, a boy and two women.
Among the European destinations some of these families will reach there are several cities in France. Other countries where families will go to evangelize are Luxembourg, Ireland, Sweden, Great Britain, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic and Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Serbia, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan.
In America, the families have been invited to Canada, the United States, Peru, and Brazil. In Asia they have been invited to India and China. In Oceania to Australia and Papua New Guinea, while in Africa some of these “missio ad gentes” will be formed for Ethiopia and the Ivory Coast, as well for as South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria.