May 02, 2006

An ancient custom still alive today


As the Pastor of the Universal Church, the Holy Father is concerned for the material needs of poor dioceses, religious orders and people in serious difficulty: the poor, children, the elderly, the marginalized, victims of war and natural disasters, special grants to bishops and dioceses in need, Catholic education, aid to refugees and migrants, etc.

“Peter’s Pence” is the traditional name for the offerings Catholics send directly to assist the pope. The Vatican has an information site that points out several ways to send an offering. The site also gives the interesting history of this ancient, charitable custom.
Click HERE for it.

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