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USCCB awards $1M to Church in Africa

January 14, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Africa has awarded $1 million in grants to 42 pastoral projects in 18 nations.

“The growth of the Church in Africa is a gift to the Church as a whole, and it is through the work of the subcommittee that we will continue elevate the spiritual well-being of our brothers and sisters on the African continent,” said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, 85, who chairs the subcommittee.

The grants are funded by a special collection that is taken up in American dioceses. In June 2015, the subcommittee awarded $1.2 million to 47 projects.

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  • Posted by: theabea7789996 - Jan. 15, 2016 10:06 AM ET USA

    Can we find out how these monies are distributed? Hopefully they don't follow the pattern of previous agencies that promote sterilization and other un-Christian activities.