Vatican City, Apr 12, 2019 / 09:09 am
In the wake of massive flooding in Iran, Pope Francis has sent 100,000 euros (about $113,000) for emergency aid.
The money, sent through the Vatican's office for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, is intended as "an immediate expression of the feeling of spiritual closeness on the part of the Holy Father towards the affected people and territories," according to an April 12 press release.
The donation will be distributed through the local nunciature and go toward relief work and assistance.
Large parts of Iran have experienced major flash flooding over the past month. In the last two weeks of March, the country, which had been suffering from a drought, was hit by three torrential rainfalls, which caused the floods.