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Giving your pennies to Peter or Mary

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“It’ll be interesting,” a reader said to me in an email today, “to see if Peter’s Pence brings in more than in the past — that’d be a sure sign of the ‘Francis effect,’ wouldn’t it?”

Peter’s Pence is an annual, global collection of the Catholic church. The money goes directly to the pope, who uses it to “provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression, and disease,” according to the website of the U.S. bishops’ conference.

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