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USCCB awards nearly $1.2M to Church in Africa

July 15, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Africa has awarded $1.17 million in grants to pastoral projects there.

“The funding granted by the Subcommittee has increased the pastoral outreach and capacity of many dioceses as they work to provide for the spiritual needs of the rapidly growing Catholic population,” said Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis, who chairs the subcommittee.

The grants are funded by a special collection that is taken up in American dioceses. In January, the subcommittee awarded $1 million to 40 projects.

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  • Posted by: unum - Jul. 15, 2016 10:04 PM ET USA

    Hmmm ... Does the USCCB avoid audits just like the Vatican? Vatican actions regarding an audit are bringing to light how little the Body of Christ knows about the finances of the Church? Just because the bishops are held accountable for their stewardship at the Last Judgement doesn't mean that they do not need to be accountable to their brothers and sisters in Christ here on Earth!