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 $156 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.
Stewards, Trustees, and guests of The Papal Foundation traveled to Rome for four days of reflection and unforgettable experiences. Pope Francis welcomed the group, saying he hoped this year’s pilgrimage to the Eternal City would strengthen each person in faith and hope. He thanked them for their commitment to promote the Church’s mission by supporting so many charitable causes close to his heart and asked for their prayers.