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US bishops’ conference grants nearly $4M to assist Church in Latin America, Caribbean

December 02, 2016

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America recently granted over $3.8 million to 204 projects to assist the work of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Almost $500,000 was granted to help rebuild churches damaged by an earthquake in Ecuador. Other projects include “lay leadership training, seminarian and religious formation, prison ministry, and youth ministry,” according to the USCCB.

The subcommittee has awarded a record $8 million in grants this year. The grants are funded by a collection that is taken up in January in many dioceses.

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