Peter’s Pence is the name for the financial help offered by the faithful to the Holy Father in support of his apostolic and charitable mission in the universal Church and the entire world. Each donation, small or large, also has a powerful symbolic value – it is a concrete sign of our communion with the Holy Father.
Peter’s Pence helps our Pope exercise his universal mission in two ways: It makes possible many works of service throughout the universal Church, carried out by the Dicasteries that assist the Pope in evangelisation, the promotion of integral human development, education, communication, etc. And it contributes to numerous charitable works directly assisting the most in need (people and families in distress, populations hit by natural disasters or war, or who are in need of humanitarian assistance or development support).
Thank you for your generosity.
“The Church is all of us! All those who follow the Lord Jesus and who, in his name, come close to the least and the suffering, seeking to offer a little relief, comfort and peace” – Pope Francis