Through Cor Unum, the Holy Father expresses his solicitude for the victims of natural disasters, conflicts, poverty, and hunger, demonstrating the spiritual and paternal closeness of the Universal Church to the populations in developing countries.
There are also two Papal Foundations: the John Paul II for the Sahel Foundation, which is engaged in the battle against desertification and in fostering development in the African nations of that region; and the Populorum Progressio Foundation, which finances projects for the campesino community, including mixed-race and Afro-american poor in the countries of Latin America.
Opportunity to contribute to the charitable activity of the Holy Father in face of emergencies, disasters and human development around the world, with an online donation to the Pontifical Council Cor Unum
The online donation made by the benefactor (hereinafter referred to as “User”) has, as its beneficiary, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, an institution linked to the Holy See, based in the Vatican City State (hereinafter, for brevity, referred to as “Cor Unum”).
Through the online donation service, the User can make a donation of limited value in favor of Cor Unum. Donations will be remitted to the charity of the Holy Father for emergencies, disasters and human development, or to the benefit of the Foundations entrusted to the Dicastery, as indicated in the form provided by the User. An online donation made through the site is intended as an act of sole generosity, and the donation of limited value that proceeds from this act is governed by art. 783 of the Italian Civil Code, as applicable in the Vatican City State.
The minimum online donation is € 10. The maximum amount may not exceed € 2,000.
To be eligible to make online donations on the site, one must be at least 18 years of age.
Users may make online donations by using credit or debit cards of the Visa, MasterCard and VPay circuits. By selecting a method of payment, the User declares to have read, understood and accepted the rules and regulations of the selected circuit of payment, to which the User should refer; Cor Unum disclaims any liability with regard to any errors, irregularities or disputes that may arise at the time of the online donation, or in connection therewith, for which the User is invited to contact the Proprietor of the chosen circuit.
In order to use the online donation service, it is necessary to provide one’s name, surname, date and place of birth, and any other personal of financial information of the subject making the payment. The data of the person making the online donation and those of the holder of the credit card must correspond. The data entered by the User will be used by Cor Unum and its assignees and agents exclusively in the context of the online donation made by the User. Cor Unum guarantees that the handling and processing of personal data is carried out in compliance with high standards of security and respect for the rights, fundamental freedoms and dignity of individuals, particularly in reference to privacy and personal identity. The data will be used exclusively for executing the online donation, in the full protection of the rights and privacy of those concerned, excluding the sale to third parties. The data related to the online donation through credit card will be deposited and managed by the competent banking institutions, who will handle them according to criteria of security and confidentiality.
After having made the online donation, it is no longer possible to cancel the transaction, and the amount paid as an online donation will not be refundable, except for the right of data modification to be communicated by the User via Postal service with proof and date of receipt signed and returned by the User, or by fax, to be sent within 7 calendar days at the address below, under the section "contacts". If the modification is not communicated by that date, the online donation shall be deemed completed.
This Dicastery does not issue certificates valid for tax purposes.
The present conditions of online donations, and all legal relations arising between the User and Cor Unum (or other institutions or organizations of the Holy See and/or the Vatican City State) are normed exclusively by Vatican laws, and in case of any controversy directly or indirectly linked to them, the exclusive competent Court is that of the Vatican City State.
The Vatican Technical Services are preparing the cookies policy that will be added here as soon as available.
The Italian language version of the present terms and conditions of online donations will control.
Pontifical Council Cor Unum
Palazzo San Pio X
V-00120 Vatican City State
Tel.: + 39.06.69.88.94.11
Fax: + 39.06.69.88.11.62