"Covid Crisis" - Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation - € 25,000
The UniCredit Foundation confirms its commitment to fighting Covid by contributing to the Centesimus Annus Foundation's campaign.
In 2020, the UniCredit Foundation wished to support the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation's solidarity campaign in line with its commitment to fight the pandemic.
The contribution of €25,000 joined numerous other donations made to the Foundation to support, aid and further its projects aimed at fighting the health crisis.
The special campaign consisted of a fundraiser aimed at supporting the Pontiff's charity initiatives, with particular focus on fighting the Coronavirus crisis.
All of the donations received by Centesimus Annus will be used to purchase respirators and other vital equipment that will help ensure the safety of health-care personnel in hospitals throughout Italy and abroad, specifically in countries where there is a shortage of medical equipment and qualified human resources, which must be overcome to provide adequate care.
If there is one lesson that we can draw from the pandemic, it is that human beings are not the rulers of the universe. Faced with an overwhelming health and safety challenge, solidarity, transparency and cooperation are fundamental, as communities, society and individuals depend on one another.
A link between viral epidemics and climate change has been seen, and the pandemic only exacerbated these changes.
One more lesson could be that we also need a state that functions correctly, and a business community that is aware of the need for ethical principles to have a place in how they work.
The crisis might provide the opportunity for individuals to become better in their societal roles, making a difference and creating value in the community.
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation
The "Centesimus Annus - Pro Pontifice" institution was established in 1993, taking its name and drawing its origins from the "Centesimus Annus" encyclical written by Pope John Paul II on May 1, 1991. This fact shows the idea behind its inspiration and purpose, namely following Papal social teachings, and an unwavering support of the Holy Father's numerous charitable initiatives. The institution considers itself to be "Pro Pontifice," reflecting admiration and recognition of the actions of the Pope as universal teacher and pastor.
The foundation is a non-profit organization with a religious and charitable purpose. It participates in the study and dissemination of Christian social doctrine, including through fundraisers in support of the Holy See's works.