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USCCB awards $2.5M to projects in Eastern Europe

January 06, 2016

The Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has awarded nearly $2.5 million to fund 99 projects.

“Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the countries of the former USSR have been struggling to create spaces for prayer and spiritual growth,” said Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, the subcommittee’s chairman. “Providing for all of the pastoral needs of those in that region can be a real challenge.”

The awards are funded by a collection that is taken up in most dioceses on Ash Wednesday. The subcommittee awarded $2.9 million in grants in December 2014 and an additional $5.2 million in July 2015.

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Jan. 12, 2016 12:18 AM ET USA

    Charity should begin at home.