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The charity of the Pope for the humanitarian crises on the planet

· Mons. Dal Toso summarizes the activities of “Cor Unum” over the past year ·

388 armed conflicts, 20 of them very intense; 79 humanitarian crises, 41 desperate appeals requiring immediate responses. These are figures which reflect the dramatic situation affecting a large part of the world's population and which also reflect this year's work of “Cor Unum” - the body which is called on to allocate the charitable funds of the Pope. Syria, Libya, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Bolivia, Paraguay: are a few of the countries where the most crucial interventions of the dicastery in 2012 took place. This year was, among other things, characterized by the structural reform of Caritas Internationalis , “a fundamental federation”, said Mons. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary of “Cor Unum” in an interview with our newspaper, “which makes the Church's work even more effective”. The Prelate spoke about how 2012 was also marked by publication of the Motu Proprio Intima Ecclesiae natura , which “reaffirms the deep ecclesial communion between Catholic charities in the person of the bishop” who becomes a guarantor of the Church's charity.

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