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Nepal Caritas Italiana

Upon request of the Holy Father, Cor Unum expresses His closeness and that of the Universal Church to those who are victims of emergencies, wars, natural or man-made disasters, as well as to those who need help for their integral human promotion.   

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After Haiyan-Yolanda typhoon that hit 12 million people in the Philippines, Pope Francis, in 2015, blessed the centre financed by Cor Unum in Palo, near Tacloban, the most ravaged place in the country. The project includes a house for children and the elderly whose families died.  Interview to Msgr. Segundo Tejado Muñoz, Under-Secretary of Cor Unum (January 2014).



Pope Francis entrusted his appel for peace in Syria to Cor Unum that has been monitoring the humanitarian crisis since its onset. The Dicastery invited 25 Catholic charitable organisations who are working in the region to a coordination meeting attended by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, Caritas Syria and M.O.N.A. (May 30, 2014)


Follow-up meeting on the situation,Vatican City, Sept. 29, 2016.

Follow-up meeting on the situation, Vatican City, Sept. 17, 2015.

Press Release - Project for refugees in Jordan funded through Expo 2015 (Español, Français, English, Italiano, Português)

Inauguration of the projet by Msgr. Segundo Tejado Muñoz, Under-Secretary in the name of the Pope (English)




- EMERGECY - HURRICANE "MATTHEW" (14 October 2016): The Pope is helping the victims through Cor Unum [Italiano]

- Pope Francis does not forget Haiti, hit by a terrible earthquake five years ago: Cor Unum coordinated the commitment to foster integral human promotion in reconstruction as asked by the Pope to Catholic charitable organisations at work when he received their representatives at the Vatican (January 10, 2015)





Nepal Caritas Italiana


After last weekend’s earthquake which hit the country of Nepal with extraordinary violence, the Holy Father, through the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, has decided to send an initial contribution of US$ 100.000 to the immediate aid of the population.

This sum, which will be sent to the local Church, will be used to support the emergency work in favour of the displaced and the victims of the earthquake. It represents an immediate concrete and tangible expression of His spiritual closenness and fatherly encouragement towards the affected people in the region. These were Pope Francis’ words during the Regina Coeli of Sunday, April 26. Episcopal Conferences and Catholic charitable organisations are already actively committed in the relief effort.

According to available but not still final estimates, the victims, some of which are also registered in neighbouring countries could be more than 4.300, there could be around 7 million persons hit in 34 districts of the State of Nepal, 1 million homeless and 2 million could be the children in need of help. Various places are still isolated and have not been reached by rescue teams. The government calculated that around 400.000 buildings were destroyed.

Vatican City, 28.IV.2015