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Assist the Holy See

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CNEWA is proud to work on behalf of the Holy Father. Our direct administration of humanitarian and pastoral assistance is carried out in his name. Throughout our world, we work closely with the pope’s representatives and with the departments of the Roman Curia.

From its beginning, CNEWA has maintained a special relationship with the Holy See’s Congregation for the Eastern Churches. Last year, we assisted the good works of the congregation with a grant of $1,020,000 from CNEWA’s 9 percent share of the U.S. World Mission Sunday collection.

We also work closely with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, supporting ecumenical work with Orthodox churches, and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, assisting efforts of mutual understanding with the Muslim world.

Every year, CNEWA assists the Holy See’s Secretariat of State with a symbolic grant to support the charitable works of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.