COR UNUM PUBLISHES THE SIXTH EDITION OF THE
Pontifical Council Cor Unum has recently published the Catholic Aid Directory (CAD), an
updated guide of some 1100 Entities, International and National
Catholic Agencies and Offices active in the socio-charitable area.
It is an attempt to respond to the growing need of information on
the part of Dioceses, Missionary Congregations, and Volunteer associations that carry out
charitable work throughout
Apart from its printed
format, the CAD will also soon be
available on the Vatican website, under Cor Unum's page (see
www.vatican.va), allowing for a more effective search by name, country
and continent in which an Entity operates, as well as type of projects
funded, etc. It will also be possible to print the results.
The 630-page hardback version of the CAD is divided into two parts. The first part, in four languages (English,
French, Spanish, Italian), gives information and useful fact sheets for consultation. The second part lists
socio-charitable Entities each of which includes all necessary information
such as its continent, region, country, address, telephone number, fax,
e-mail, etc. For each
Entity, an indication is given whether it finances projects or not, what type of
projects it supports, if it sends volunteers or fosters inter-country
adoptions and the countries in which it is operative.
is hoped that this
volume, which traces the "map" of charity in the world, be a witness of the
universal service to the poorest of the poor, carried out by the Church.
However, it should also be
of assistence to those communities most in need of contacting
institutions which support socio-charitable projects.
request this publication please contact:
Pontifical Council Cor Unum
Palazzo San Pio X
V-00120 Vatican City State
+390669887301 / +390669887311
Vatican City, 3 March 2008