Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope thanks American donors to Papal Foundation

CWN - April 11, 2013

Greeting American members of the Papal Foundation at a private audience on April 11, Pope Francis called their attention to the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Pacem in Terris, by Pope John XXIII.

The Pope suggested that the encyclical’s anniversary could be “an incentive for your commitment to promoting reconciliation and peace at every level.” In his prepared statement the Pontiff thanked the American group for its contributions to the support of the Church.

The Papal Foundation was celebrating its own 25th anniversary. The group was established in 1988 by the late Cardinal John Krol of Philadelphia to provide financial support for the Holy See.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($25,761 to go):
$35,000.00 $9,239.48
74% 26%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer 8 hours ago
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra 10 hours ago
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger 12 hours ago
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again 13 hours ago
Improving the Church April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days