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March 03, 2021
After blessing and signing the luxury sports car, the Vatican auctioned it off six months later via Sotheby’s in London for $950,000, a portion of which was earmarked to help with the restoration of destroyed towns in the Nineveh Plains. The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need was entrusted with 200,000 euros (around $240,000), which it used to complete two building projects in Iraq, according to its director in Rome.
February 08, 2021
"Fraternity is the true cure for the pandemic and the many evils that have affected us," Pope Francis told the Vatican diplomatic corps Monday morning. "Along with vaccines, fraternity and hope are, as it were, the medicine we need in today’s world.” What does fraternity require of us during the coronavirus pandemic?
January 28, 2021
We who have acquired and still retain the ability to navigate this physical world have a duty to protect the infirm elderly, as well as the unformed young, from bodily harm and dangers that could lead to their premature death. The ancient woman stroking her doll remains as human as she was as a charming toddler, as worthy of our care now that she is dying as she was when she had her life ahead of her. But we tend to forget that, especially when we see them in the groaning waystation to the grave.
December 21, 2020
She had her left leg on one of those little scooters people use when they’ve broken an ankle. She’d asked the clerk at St. Vincent de Paul to take a drip coffee maker out of the box. It was new, still in the wrapping, and cost about $2.00, maybe $3.00. Everything’s sold as is and
December 03, 2020
The ambulance carried the medical supplies to Torvaianica, about 45 miles south of the Rome city center.
March 22, 2017
Catholic Relief Services has warned 'people will starve to death' if food doesn't reach them soon
March 16, 2017
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association maintains a low profile but is remarkably effective
February 16, 2017
No one helps the poor more than the Church. Here's the evidence