World and Mission: 150 years of missionary voices


World and Mission, the monthly magazine of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), is celebrating its 150th birthday. Italy’s oldest missionary magazine, it chronicles the life of the Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania, offering a glimpse into the peoples and societies of these continents through the stories of missionaries. The periodical also provides daily commentary and insights on current events via its website,

The magazine’s strong point lies in the significance of its content, which is very wide-ranging and includes in-depth missiological and theological studies, articles from a universal perspective on Christian Churches and non-Christian religions, attention to ecumenism and dialogue with cultures and religions, new modes of evangelization, and a treatment of issues like justice, peace, solidarity and development. In recent years, World and Mission has increased its efforts to tell the story of the world from the standpoint of those who work silently and tirelessly on a grass-roots level, dedicating space to voices from the peripheries, both geographical and existential.