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US bishops’ conference grants over $4.6M to assist Church in Latin America, Haiti

Catholic World News - June 17, 2014

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America has granted over $1.7 million to 112 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and an additional $2.93 million for the reconstruction of churches destroyed by the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Projects supported include peacemaking-related workshops in Colombia, seminarian education in Peru, and missionary work along the Amazon River.

The grants, announced on June 16, follow nearly $2.5 million in grants announced in March. In 2013, the USCCB granted over $5.5 million to the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. The previous year, the subcommittee awarded nearly $6.5 million in grants for Latin American pastoral projects and $5.7 million for church reconstruction in Haiti.

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