We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

USCCB donated over $9.3M to Church in Africa, Latin America

Catholic World News - November 30, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has donated over $7 million to the Church in Latin America and $2.3 million to the Church in Africa in 2011, including recent grants of over $2.7 million to Latin America and $1.3 million to Africa.

The largest recent donations to Latin America and Caribbean institutions were granted to the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM), earthquake relief in a Peruvian territorial prelature, and the reconstruction of Church buildings in Haiti.

The donations are funded by special collections. The collection for Latin America takes place on the fourth Sunday in January, while the collection for Africa is taken at the discretion of the diocesan bishop.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($28,832 to go):
$35,000.00 $6,167.70
82% 18%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

To talk of many things 1 hours ago
The stumbling block of morality on Self-Deprecation Day 2 hours ago
Opening Ourselves to Meaning and Purpose 22 hours ago
A thin-skinned Vatican spokesman harms his own standing 22 hours ago
Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform March 5

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5