Knights of Columbus Present $1.6 Million Donation to Pope

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, DEC. 3, 2002 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II has received a donation of $1.6 million from the Knights of Columbus.

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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson recently went to Rome, where he presented to the Pope a check for $1.6 million, the annual earnings on the $20 million Vicarius Christi Fund. This year’s proceeds carry the total income of the fund to over $34 million since its inception in 1981.

“We pray that the Pope will see in our gift our solidarity with him in meeting the many demands of his charity, for whatever purpose,” Anderson said.

A resolution from the Knights thanked the Pope for the publication of his apostolic letter on the rosary earlier this year. The Knights are “already responding to the Pope’s declaration of a ‘Year of the Rosary,'”
Anderson said.

He said that the Knights would soon begin distributing rosary prayer cards including the new luminous mysteries announced in the apostolic letter “Rosarium Virginis Mariae.”

The Knights, a fraternal service organization, have 1.6 million members worldwide.

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