No Sunday, day 1 April, dioceses, parishes and communities across the country will celebrate Palm Sunday, day that Christians and Christian memory make the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It is on this date that the Church holds the National Collection of Solidarity, concrete gesture of Fraternity Campaign, sponsored by the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB), that all financial donations made by the faithful will be part of the National Fund and Diocesan Solidarity.
Aimed at supporting social projects, the funds are composed as follows: 60% the total collection remain in the diocese of origin and composes the Diocesan Fund and Solidarity 40% are destined for the National Solidarity Fund. The full result of the Fraternity Campaign collects all the celebrations of Palm Sunday will be forwarded to the respective diocese.
In 2011, only the National Solidarity Fund (FNS) supported 320 sociaisem projects throughout Brazil. Confira a retrospective:
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In 2012, with the theme "Fraternity and Public Health", the Fraternity Campaign (CF) reflects with his faithful subjects as the current situation of the Unified Health System (ITS). According to the text of the basic CF 2012, IBGE data showed that while the wealthy use most of its budget on health plans to pay private, the poorest have the drugs most consumed item as their health spending.
Join the National Gathering of Solidarity and contribute to the promotion and support of social projects across the country.
por Thays Puzzi, Advisor Communication Caritas Brazil / National Secretariat