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Friday, May 7, 2004


VATICAN CITY, MAY 7, 2004 (VIS) - The Pope today welcomed 52 members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation, including several cardinals and bishops, who are in Rome on their annual visit and told them he was "most grateful to all of you for your continued support of my pastoral ministry to the universal Church."

  The Papal Foundation is a multi-million dollar investment fund established to provide a source of steady income for the Holy See. Members annually present a check to the Pope which represents interest earned by the fund.

   The Holy Father concluded his brief address in English by telling the members that their "dedication to the Papal Foundation, through the generous gift of your time, talent and treasure is a concrete example of your love and commitment to the Church and the Successor of Peter. As you return to your country, I entrust all of you to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, and I cordially impart my apostolic blessing in you and your families as a pledge of joy and peace in the Risen Lord."
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