Disaster’s after-effects in Peru and the Caribbean. Looming disaster in Mexico.
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The Vatican has announced a donation of $200,000 from the Holy See to relief efforts in Peru. The Pope has urged international leaders and relief agencies to do their utmost to help the survivors.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (bio – news), the Vatican Secretary of State, will travel to South America as the Pope’s personal envoy to visit the affected area, convey his solidarity, and deliver the $200,000 contribution.