Arizona, 02 August, 2023 / 5:43 pm (ACI Africa).
A representative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is set to visit Africa with the aim of viewing Church projects and programs that the American Catholics are funding through the Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.
In his 12-day trip planned to start August 6, Bishop John Patrick Dolan of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona in the U.S. will visit Kenya Uganda, and Ethiopia where he will conduct meetings with Church leaders before touring Church projects.
According to a Tuesday, August 1 report, Bishop Dolan who will be having his first trip to Africa “will see projects benefiting from past funds, how current funds are being used and perhaps improve upon that use.”
The USCCB’s Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa was established in 2007 with the aim of raising funds through local parish collections as well as donations in order to support the Church in Africa as it is considered to be growing faster.
Bishop Dolan is one of eight U.S. Bishops sitting on the USCCB’s subcommittee on the Church in Africa, which decides where to send African funds. The report indicates that the “panel reviews grant applications and makes decisions twice a year – in June and November.”