Pope Francis donates 100,000 euros for Brazilian flood victims

The Supreme Pontiff expressed his solidarity with those affected by the severe rains in the southern region of Brazil.

Pope Francis and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
Pope Francis and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Photo courtesy: Palácio do Planalto

Pope Francis has contributed 100,000 euros to support the flood victims in Rio Grande do Sul city. This was disclosed by Monsignor Jaime Spengler, the Archbishop of Porto Alegre and head of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil.

“The Holy Father has allocated a significant sum through the Apostolic Alms to assist the homeless,” Spengler announced.

He further stated: “This sum, approximately 100,000 euros, will be directed to the Southern Regional branch of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, which encompasses the entire state of Rio Grande do Sul, to aid as much as possible.”

The Supreme Pontiff expressed his solidarity with those affected by the severe rains in the southern region of Brazil.

“I wish to affirm my prayers for the communities of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, struck by major flooding: may the Lord receive the deceased into His care and comfort their families and all those forced to leave their homes,” he had declared.

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