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Be a Witness of Charity with the Peter’s Pence Collection

May 30, 2017

WASHINGTON—The annual Peter's Pence collection will be taken in many dioceses across the United States the weekend of July 1-2. Funds from this collection support Pope Francis' charitable outreach to the suffering and marginalized around the world.

"The Peter's Pence collection is a tangible way to be a witness of the tenderness and mercy of God," said Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, chairman of the USCCB Committee on National Collections. "We join our brothers and sisters in the United States and around the world to support Pope Francis as he cares for those most in need."

The Peter's Pence collection is taken up worldwide to help Pope Francis provide relief to victims of war, religious persecution, and natural disasters. More information about the collection can be found at and shareable resources for the collection can be accessed at


Keywords: Peter's Pence, National Collections, USCCB, U.S. bishops, Pope Francis, pope, Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi, charity, poor, suffering, war, oppression, natural disaster

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Norma Montenegro Flynn
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