The purpose of the Mission Rosary is to pray for world peace and conversion through Catholic missionary efforts around the world. Each color of the rosary represents a different part of the world, united in Christ: Greenfor the forest and grasslands of Africa. Blue for the ocean surrounding the Islands of the Pacific. White symbolizing Europe, the seat of the Holy Father, Shepherd of the world. Red calling to mind the fire of faith that brought missionaries to the Americas. Yellow, the morning light of the East, for Asia.