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Catholic Mission expands Australian funds distribution

Funds collected through Catholic Mission's Propagation of the Faith and World Mission Day appeals during 2003 have been distributed to various projects around the world.

The projects for Propagation of the Faith - Partnering Local Churches and Communities were approved by the National Directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies (Catholic Mission internationally) at their meeting in Rome in May 2004.

The funds have been distributed within the past month.

In total, $2,946,112 has apportioned to assist with the day-to-day operations of the dioceses and the special projects that meet the needs of the local churches and improve the quality of life of those in their local communities.

The countries that received Australia's money include our close neighbours Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Nauru. For the first time, Australian funds were also given to dioceses in the recently re-established countries of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

In addition, earlier this year, $1,360,910 was distributed to the remote dioceses of Australia and to special projects associated with the health, education and pastoral care of Aboriginal communities.

Catholic Mission has provided the followoing breakdown of Australian Catholic Mission funds for Propagation of the Faith:

Diocese of Tarawa-Nauru $96,042
Diocese of Tonga $132,227
Diocese of Noumea $155,408
19 Dioceses in Papua New Guinea $1,728,536
3 Dioceses in the Solomon Islands $269,759
4 Dioceses in Kazakhstan $379,540
Diocese of Kyrgyzstan $27,207
Uzbekistan Mission $111,821
Tajikistan Mission $45,572

Catholic Mission Australian funds distribution expanded (Catholic Mission 20/8/04)

Catholic Mission

23 Aug 2004