The Subcommittee on the Church in Africa only accepts applications from Continental, Regional and National Catholic Bishops' Conferences in Africa for activities that serve to strengthen or extend the Church's pastoral mission. Up to three applications will be accepted from each Bishops' Conference. The Subcommittee will accept applications for grants that address the following pastoral areas: 1) pastoral and catechetical programs, 2) seminaries/seminarians, 3) continuing education of clergy, 4) communications/mass media, and 5) Catholic education and schools. Other development projects fall under the purview of the USCCB's official relief and development agency, Catholic Relief Services (www.crs.org).
For further information and application forms, please contact Patrick Markey (email@example.com), Executive Director of USCCB's Office of National Collections. We regret that we are unable to respond to inquiries that do not come directly from national Catholic bishops' conferences belonging to the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
South African women and children, 2003
"It seems that the "hour of Africa" has come, a favorable time which urgently invites Christ's messengers to launch out into the deep and to cast their nets for the catch." - Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia in Africa (1995).