Italian Catholic bishops have offered EUR 1 Million to Georgia to meet the urgent needs of the population. In response to an appeal by His Holiness Benedict XVI, who last Sunday invited the whole world to contribute generously to the needs of people involved in the war, the President of the Catholic bishops of Italy, Cardinal Bagnasco the Archbishop of Genoa, has declared that the Italy’s bishops have offered to make an initial contribution of 1 million Euro for the purchase of humanitarian aid. A further collection will take place in all Catholic churches in Italy for the needs of Georgia.
Similar collections are taking place in Catholic churches all over the world. The Vatican Embassy will provide details of the amounts eventually collected for this purpose.