- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area is raising money to match a donation for construction of a home to Pope Francis.

Bishop Joseph Kopacz of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson says in a news release that the local community is being asked for $40,000 to match money provided by an anonymous donor.

Kopacz says the donor wants to honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church and to provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers to work toward a common goal.

Cindy Griffin, executive director of HFHMCA, says the funds build a Habitat home for a low-income family needing a safe, decent place to live.

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Online:

Pope Francis Build, http://www.habitatmca.org

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