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Pope thanks American donors to Papal Foundation

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.


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