Pontifical Council 'Cor Unum'

Conseil pontifical 'Cor Unum'
Pontificio Consiglio 'Cor Unum'
Pontificium Consilium 'Cor Unum' de Humana et Christiana Progressione Fovenda

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URL: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/corunum/index.htm

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1971-07-15 Rome Italy


15 Jul 1971, Rome (Italy), by Pope Paul VI, within the framework of F-XF8042 - Administrative Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, with Letter of Institution, "Amoris officio". Ceased to exist when merged with Vatican U-XF7982 - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, U-XF7319 - Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and U-XF1950 - Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care to become Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, 1 Jan 2017.


Promote catechesis of charity by encouraging optimal coordination of initiatives among Catholic aid organizations so that integral human and Christian promotion may be fostered in a steady and well ordered way; assist the Pope in carrying out special initiatives in the field of humanitarian action or development.


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A Dicastery of the Holy See which comes under the Pope's immediate authority. President, Secretary-General, Under-Secretary, Members and Consultors (all 5 year appointments). Plenary Assembly (every 2 years) studies issues related to the work of the Dicastery. General Secretariat is the permanent executive organ.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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