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CHURCH: Pope’s Aid To Haiti, Bangladesh, And Vietnam

The Pope’s concern for the Caribbean island of Haiti has taken concrete form after an appeal for solidarity.

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development notes that Pope Francis has decided to send a preliminary contribution of 200,000 euros for the relief of the population in this phase of the post-earthquake emergency, a phase that is linked to the already difficult situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis also provided immediate relief for two other countries. An initial offering of emergency aid of about 60,000 euros has already been dispatched to the people of Bangladesh who were recently hit by Cyclone Yaas. Vietnam is another country close to the heart of Pope Francis. The Holy Father has sent an initial aid package of 100,000 euros to the country in a state of serious distress due to the socio-economic consequences related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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