"Acts of the World Conference on Charity 2006"
in Five Languages by the
Council Cor Unum
publication of the first Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est of Pope
Benedict XVI in January of 2006 has given rise to an extraordinary resonance.
Cor Unum organized a World Conference on Charity at the Vatican as
an "initial comment" for concretizing the Pope's appeal in the
different fields of charitable activity.
personalities from both the ecclesial and political world participated in the
Conference, as well as those in charge of institutions, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), and volunteer groups.
Among those present were James Wolfensohn, Denis Viénot, Archbishop
Diarmuid Martin, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Liliana Cavani, Cardinal Francis George,
and Cardinal Roger Etchegaray. All
of the participants were received by the Pope, whose discourse to them was
fruit of their work has been collected in one volume, published in five
languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German.
Along with the Holy Father's Address, the complete text of the Encyclical
Deus Caritas Est is also included.
volume is a valuable aid to reading the papal message on love, both for all who
have responsibility for charity within the Church and all who work in the areas
of international cooperation and humanitarian emergencies.
It can also be useful reading for those who labor in communications, in
various fields of education, and for all of the faithful who are engaged in the
struggle against suffering in the world.
publication is available free of charge (while supplies last) and can be
requested at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by
writing to: the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Palazzo San Calisto, V-00120
Vatican City State.
City - 10 July 2006