Pope Francis receives the " Papal Foundation"
The “Papal Foundation” is an American Catholic association founded in Philadelphia, U.S.A. in 1990 by the late Cardinal John Krol, which provides funds to meet the needs of the Church throughout the world
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City, 2 May 2014
In the Vatican's Sala Clementina, the Pope received two hundred members of
the “Papal Foundation” during its annual visit to Rome. The “Papal Foundation” is an American
Catholic association founded in Philadelphia, U.S.A. in 1990 by the late Cardinal John Krol, which
provides funds to meet the needs of the Church throughout the world.
The Bishop of Rome thanked the Foundation for the
help it offers the Church in developing countries by supporting educational, charitable and
apostolic projects, and also for the scholarships it makes available to laity, priests and religious
for study in Rome. “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
concluded by mentioning the momentousness of these days marked by the canonisation of John XXIII and
John Paul II, and assured the members of the Papal Foundation of his prayers that they may “be
confirmed in the grace of your Baptism and in your commitment to be missionary disciples filled with
the joy born of a personal encounter with the Risen Jesus”.