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USCCB grants $3.1M to assist Church in Latin America

Catholic World News - April 05, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America has granted over $3.1 million to 132 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Three grants totaling $1.1 million were awarded for the reconstruction of churches in Haiti; the remaining grants will be used for a variety of projects, including diocesan pastoral initiatives, World Youth Day, and the pastoral care of migrants.

In 2012, the subcommittee awarded nearly $6.5 million in grants for Latin American pastoral projects and $5.7 million for church reconstruction in Haiti.

The grants are funded by special collections.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 06, 2013 8:33 PM ET USA

    I'm confused.... The "United States" Conference of Catholic Bishops does not mean the Latin American Conference...., does it? I sure am glad there is $3.1m that isn't needed in this country for such things as employment, Catholic schools, etc. Wonder how much more they spend?

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