February 24, 2012. (Romereports.com)
Benedict XVI met with representatives of the Circle of St. Peter. They gave the pope the money that was donated from every Roman parish on June 29, it's then used by the pope to give toward charity.
The pope highlighted the work that the Circle of St. Peter does in
developing countries, and aiding adoptions, as well as giving food to
people in need. He then took the opportunity to remember the importance
of charity, especially during Lent.
“This liturgical season invites us to reflect on the heart of the Christian life: the charity.”
The Circle of St. Peter was founded in Rome in 1869 by a group of young
people, led by Cardinal Iacobini. The Pope entrusted them to exercise
charity for the poor, helping to start many activities for the welfare
of those in the diocese of Rome.