As a time-honoured initiative to show solidarity, Peter's Pence is the financial assistance offered by the faithful throughout the world directly to the Holy Father. This assistance supports the Holy See's works of charity and sustains the Offices which assist the Pope in the exercise of his pastoral ministry to the universal Church. It is with this spirit of profound and human sharing that the Holy See welcomes each donation. It is the sharing of purpose, values and commitment with the most needy to which each believer is called every day.
This new website was created by the will of the Holy See to form a single body with those who want to contribute to Peter’s Pence. Being and acting as a single body means moving in the same direction: for this reason, in the coming weeks and months, the site will grow by offering evidence of the Works of Mercy to which donations will be destined and showing, where possible, their constant development.