Pontifical Council Cor Unum for Human and Christian Development
The Pontifical Council Cor Unum ("one heart") for Human and Christian Development is a council of the Roman Curia of the Roman Catholic Church devoted to the Church's charitable and humanitarian efforts. The council was founded by Pope Paul VI in Amoris officio on July 15, 1971, on the principle that the Church is called to serve the needy and to encourage human bonds. It carries out this mission by raising funds and donations for disaster relief. In addition, the council encourages both volunteer service and theological reflection as representative of the dual nature of charity in Catholic thought. The current president of the council is Robert Cardinal Sarah of Guinea.