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obolo di San Pietro -> Peter's Pence

Peter's Pence is the practice of lay members of the Roman Catholic Church - and "other persons of good will" - providing financial support to the Roman See. While the regular tithe goes to the local parish or diocese, the Peter's Pence goes directly to Rome. It was formalized in 1871 by Pope Pius IX who gave it his approval in the Encyclical Letter Saepe Venerabilis (5 August 1871). The money collected is today used by the Pope for philanthropic purposes.

At present this collection is taken each year on the Sunday closest to June 29, the Solemnity of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul, according to the Roman Church. According to the report, in 2007, donations amounted to $79,837,843. In 2006 it was $101,900,192. United States was the biggest donor, giving some 28% of the total. It was followed by Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Brazil and Korea.


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