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The Pontifical Council "Cor Unum" has recently published, in book format and as a CD Rom, the "Catholic Aid Directory" (CAD), an updated guide of some 1100 Entities, ONGs, International and National Catholic 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, ONGs, public institutions, and Volunteer associations that carry out work throughout the world. 


The first part of the CAD (Libreira Editrice Vaticana, pp. 580 and costs US $25 for the book and US $15 for the CD Rom) lists in four languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian) a series of information and useful fact sheets to consult.  The second part is a list of socio-charitable Entitles with their necessary information:  continent, region, country, address, telephone number, fax, e-mail, etc.   For each entity, it is indicted if it finances projects or not, what type of projects it supports and in which countries it is operative.


This volume, which traces the "map" of charity in the world, hopes to be at the end of the year dedicated to Charity in preparation for the Great Jubilee of 2000, a witness developed by the Church, of the universal service to the poorest of the poor.  But also a service to the communities most in need to contact institutions, which support socio-charitable projects.


To request the publication please contact the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum:  Tel. 06 - 698-89411; Fax  06 - 698 - 87311; or e-mail at .

Vatican City, 6 December 1999