THE PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION takes place this weekend, July 2nd and 3rd, and replaces the usual Share collection. The collection provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works and apostolic mission around the world.
“Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of their sharing in the concern of the Successor of Peter for the many different needs of the Universal Church and for the relief of those most in need.
Peter’s Pence has a dual aim:
1) support for the universal mission of the Successor of Saint Peter, who, for this purpose, makes use of a group of offices called the Roman Curia and more than one hundred Pontifical Representatives (nuncios) throughout the world
(2) support for the charitable works of the Pope on behalf of those most in need.”