We pray for you and with you, Holy Father


Entering through the Holy Door means discovering the depths of the Father’s mercy, who seeks each of us personally.


Celebrating 25 Years of Giving

The Papal Foundation presented its first financial support to Pope (now Saint) John Paul II and the Holy See in April 1990.

Since then, the Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships to build the Church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people, young and old, around the world.

Our commitment today remains the same as it was in the beginning days: To walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church as we bring the love of Christ to a world in need.

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2016 Is a Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States last October was filled with moving moments. We were witness to repeated examples of the “Joy of the Gospel” in action. And in early December, we followed the Holy Father as he opened the Holy Doors at St. Peter’s Basilica  to usher in a Jubilee Year of Mercy. These are vital, exciting times for our faith. The Papal Foundation welcomes the opportunity to live out this Year of Mercy in our continuing support for the Holy See’s charitable work around the world.

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of the Holy Father

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