Vatican foundation for Latin America to consider 230 projects
Catholic World News - July 19, 2010
The administrative council of the Populorum Progressio Foundation will meet in the Dominican Republic from July 20-23 to consider 230 proposals for funding development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The foundation, established by Pope John Paul II in 1992, funnels donations to support initiatives undertaken to help poor communities. Headed by Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, the foundation is named after Pope Paul VI’s 1967 encyclical on the development of peoples-- an encyclical that Pope Benedict lauded and reflected upon in his 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate.
On July 22, Cardinal Cordes will travel to Haiti, where he will present a gift of $250,000 in Pope Benedict’s name for the rebuilding of a Catholic school.
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