ZAGREB, 26 January (Hina) – Pope Francis has donated, through the Pontifical Council for Integral Human Development, 100,000 euros in earthquake relief to Caritas Croatia for the residents of the earthquake-hit region of Banovina in Sisak-Moslavina County, Caritas Croatia said on Tuesday.
The donation, made on January 11, is intended for Caritas Croatia for urgent relief and support to the earthquake victims.
The Pontifical Council for Integral Human Development sent the donation to Caritas Croatia via the Apostolic Nunciature in Croatia. The Apostolic Nuncio to Croatia, Msgr. Giorgio Lingua, informed the President of Caritas Croatia, Msgr. Bože Radoš, of the donation in writing.
“Caritas Croatia thanks the Holy Father Francis for his expression of proximity in prayer and material assistance that will provide warm and safe shelter to those left without roofs over their heads,” said Bishop Radoš.
This and other donations from legal entities, Croatian Catholic missions and private citizens, by direct personal payments or by calling the donation telephone number ++385 (0)60 9010 (6.25 HRK with VAT included), will be used for the procurement of housing modules and the urgently needed care of the earthquake victims.
So far, Caritas Croatia has contracted the delivery of 100 housing modules with the company Tehnix. The first deliveries began on January 16. The need for housing is still great. Caritas Croatia is purchasing another 100 new housing modules and invites contributions from all people of good will, says a statement on the website of the IKA Catholic news agency.