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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncioto the United States.
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Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncioto the United States.
To the Catholic Sentinel:

As the personal representative of the Holy Father in the United States, I write with gratitude for the $103,607 check Archbishop John Vlazny sent to the Apostolic Nunciature as the Peter’s Pence contribution from the Archdiocese of Portland.

This offering enables Pope Benedict to respond to the requests that come to him from every part of the world, especially from the poorest countries.

I warmly thank the archbishop for all the work he carries out so generously in a spirit of sacrifice that is born from the faith.

I assure him that this sum will be transmitted to the Secretariat of State.

May God, who is infinitely generous, reward him and continue to bless him and the faithful under his pastoral care.

Carlo Maria Vigano
Apostolic Nuncio
Washington, D.C.