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Pope thanks Papal Foundation for charitable assistance

Catholic World News - May 05, 2014

In a May 2 audience, Pope Francis thanked the members of the Papal Foundation for their charitable assistance.

“I am deeply appreciative of the assistance which the Foundation has given to the Church in developing countries through grants supporting various educational, charitable and apostolic projects, but also for the scholarships which you make available to laity, priests and religious for study here in Rome,” Pope Francis told the members of the Foundation.

“In this way, you help to ensure the training of a new generation of leaders whose minds and hearts are shaped by the truth of the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic social teaching and a profound sense of communion with the universal Church in her service to the entire human family,” he added.

The US-based Foundation, founded in 1988, seeks “to serve those needs of the Church that are of particular significance to the Holy Father, always with a commitment to walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church,” according to its mission statement. “Membership starts with the pledge to give $1 million over the course of no more than ten years.”

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