Vatican asks for donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of annual collection – Catholic World Report

The Vatican’s economic chief has asked Catholics to make donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of the worldwide annual collection the weekend of June 26 and 27. Fr. Juan A. Guerrero, S.J., prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, said Friday in an interview with Vatican News that donations to Peter’s Pence were down by 18% during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic-related crisis is likely to make itself felt again this year,” he said. Peter’s Pence is the Holy See’s annual collection to finance the pope’s charitable works and other priorities, including the Roman Curia. The annual collection is usually taken up in Catholic churches around the world on a weekend close to the June 29 Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. In 2020, the collection was moved to Oct. 4, because of church closures. Guerrero told Vatican News that in 2019, Catholics gave 53.86 million euros ($64.4 million) to Peter’s Pence, a decrease of 23% from 2015.

Vatican asks for donations to Peter’s Pence ahead of annual collection – Catholic World Report

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