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On his second day in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, Feb. 1, 2023, Pope Francis listened to the stories of victims of violence from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ridden eastern region.

Pope Francis to Congolese charities: ‘It’s not philanthropy, but faith’

Feb 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The pope praised the work being done to assist those in poverty and emphasized the importance of Christian charity as... Read more

David Savage, who became executive director of the Papal Foundation July 12, 2021.

Papal Foundation's new executive director hopes to expand philanthropic giving

Sep 4, 2021

By Autumn Jones

The Papal Foundation recently named David Savage to the role of executive director. Savage, who has a background in marketing... Read more

The flag of Vatican City with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Papal Foundation announces $9m in grants for charitable projects

May 2, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Papal Foundation announced April 28 they will be distributing $9.2 million in grants to dioceses in 64 countries in... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in Paul VI Hall Aug. 21, 2019.

Pope Francis: Self-interest and hypocrisy destroy the Church

Aug 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized by generosity and solidarity.    Read more

Bipartisan bill would make it easier to deduct charitable donations

May 14, 2018

A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress last week would make it easier for Americans to receive tax deductions for charitable... Read more