Catholics throughout the Diocese of Orlando will have the opportunity to support Pope Francis in his charitable works throughout the world by contributing to the Peter’s Pence special collection June 21-22.*
Emphasizing the role of Catholics in allowing Christ’s love to reach others, this worldwide collection unites us in solidarity with the Holy Father and his works of charity to those in need — victims of war, oppression, religious persecution, natural disasters and other human promotion projects around the world. It also assists seminaries and institutes of Christian formation in developing countries.
In his address of March 20, 2013, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility before the world and creation.
“There is much that we can do to benefit the poor, the needy, and those who suffer; and to favor justice, promote reconciliation, and build peace,” he said.
Editor’s note: *The national collection date for the Peter’s Pence Collection is the weekend of June 28-29, 2014. Each diocese has the option to take up the Collection at a different time.