Cor Unum issues press release on collection for Ukraine

2016-04-08 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council Cor Unum has released a press statement concerning the collection for Ukraine announced by Pope Francis:

"During the Regina Coeli of Sunday, 3 April, the Holy Father announced an extraordinary initiative in favor of those who are suffering the consequences of violence in Ukraine. To this end it, a collection is expected to be taken in churches in Europe on Sunday, 24 April. The proceeds from the collection will be added to a significant amount of money made available by the Holy Father which will benefit both residents in the affected areas and internally displaced persons. The Pontifical Council Cor Unum is responsible for evaluating and approving the technical management of the funds, according to local projects reviewed by a special committee. By the end of April, a mission to Ukraine by Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, the Secretary of Cor Unum, is foreseen." 

(from Vatican Radio)