Vatican and Monaco Launch Initiative to Aid Children

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 24, 2003 ( The Holy See and the principality of Monaco launched a fund-raising initiative in favor of needy children and victims traumatized by war.

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In this connection, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Angelo Sodano and Prince Albert of Monaco will attend a charity dinner on Friday at Rome’s Child Jesus Hospital, which is administered by the Holy See and is one of the most prestigious hospitals for children in Europe.

The project was described on Tuesday by the hospital’s president, Francesco Silvano, and by Monaco’s ambassador to the Holy See, Henry Fissore.

The two representatives said that the initiative is only the start of a bilateral effort to assist children. More details are forthcoming.

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