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Given the persistence of the conflict in the Middle East and of the terrible plight of the peoples involved, the Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum' wishes, in the name of the Holy Father, to demonstrate its closeness to those who are suffering, sending preliminary aid to help shelter the thousands of displaced people.

This aid is directed towards a project being promoted by Caritas Lebanon, the Custody of the Holy Land, the AVSI Foundation and other organizations present on the ground, in order to supply materials for welcome centers (mattresses, blankets and sheets), drinking water, food and hygiene kits, and medicines.

The Pontifical Council COR UNUM joins the Pope in his concern by relaunching the appeal for a day of fast and prayer proclaimed by Benedict XVIth for the 23rd of July and asking that charitable organizations help all the populations involved "struck by this pitiless conflict."


Please send donations for this special collection of funds:


Donations in Euros from Italy and from European countries may be made through a postal transfer from any post office:

Account N. 603035

To the order of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum - 00120 Vatican City

For Lebanon


Donations in Euros and in other currencies may be made to the order of:

Pontifical Council Cor Unum

Account No. 101010

Bank:   Banca di Roma

International Bank Code (IBAN): IT93 J 03002 05008 000000 101010


For:     Lebanon


Please, clearly specify your name and address. For any further information please feel free to contact Cor Unum at +390669889411 or

Vatican City, July 20, 2006