Today in the Decree on the Mission Activity of the Church, we begin chapter 4 on Missionaries.
Article 23 introduces the chapter by speaking of the important role that missionaries play in preaching the Gospel. Article 24 discusses what Missionaries need to do: to dedicate their entire life and even be willing to shed their blood.
Here are the Scripture citations:
cf. Mark 3:13
cf. Acts 13:2
cf. 2 Cor. 6:4ff.
And the footnotes:
1. Dogmatic constitution, “Lumen Gentium,” 17.
2. “Institutes” refer to orders, congregations, institutions and associations which work in the missions.
4 Cf Benedict XV, “Maximum Illud” (AAS 1919, 449-450).