PIME (the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions) is a Missionary Institute of priests and brothers who dedicate their lives to the mission among non-Christians on the five continents. We strive to be creative in our missionary presence, spreading the Gospel and promoting dialogue and understanding among religions and cultures. Working among the poorest people in the world, we are engaged in human development, promotion of justice and peace, and pastoral care of newly founded Catholic communities.
Founded in Italy in 1850, PIME opened its North American Regional Headquaters in Detroit in 1947. Here, we promote mission awareness and provide financial assistance for missions and missionaries in developing countries. We also work with immigrant communities, which allows us to collaborate with the local Church and gives an outward expression of the missionary spirit of PIME.