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The Mission (2009)
When Tasmania’s archbishop sends out word that the Catholic Church in Tasmania is suffering a crucial shortage of priests, the archbishop of Nigeria’s Onitsha Archdiocese responds by sending three young missionary priests. We journey with them from their arrival on Hobart’s coldest winter day to their assignments in the remote corners of the island. Never before has the Catholic Church allowed such access to the behind-the-scenes world of the missionary, both in Nigeria and Australia. Will the missionaries cope with a climate they were told could kill them? Survive on food they’ve been told they won’t be able to eat? Will the dwindling congregations, coupled with the resistance of the local clergy, prove too heavy a cross to bear?