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The Association for the Propagation of the Faith
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) assists each and every one of the Catholic Church's 1,062 mission dioceses and territories to provide pastoral care and preach the Gospel effectively.

It was founded in Lyons, France, in 1822 by a young French woman, Pauline Jaricot. She began by persuading local working people to support the missions by giving a farthing a week. A century later, when the organisation was established in almost every country of the world, Pope Pius XI made it the official mission-funding society for the Catholic Church.

The APF works in England and Wales with the Mill Hill Missionary Society, the only major missionary society to have been formed in England. Mill Hill was one of the first societies to introduce lay missionaries, and its priests, lay brothers and associates work in 27 countries and every continent.

In England and Wales funds for the Missions are collected through the famous Red collection Boxes. These can be found in 200,000 homes and they have helped raise millions of pounds for the missions.

The Association publishes a magazine: Mission Today.

The APF enables its supporters to live out their own missionary vocation and to take an active part in the universal mission of the Church.

As part of the APF worldwide network, members play a vital role in building up the Church and reaching out to the poorest and most in need.


 
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