ACN Success Story
An immense and fascinating country, the Indian sub-continent is home to over 16 million Catholics. The great majority is poor and does not have the funds to support the development of their parishes. Aid to the Church in Need is there to respond to the needs of bishops, community superiors and others who are tasked with Church responsibilities who ask us to help them to strengthen the faith of Indian Catholics. Here are some stories of projects – successful ones – which have seen the light of day thanks to you!
In the district of Kandhalma, situated in the diocese of Cuttack Bhubaneswar,
the Christians were particularly touched by the inter-confessional violence of 2008. Villagers fro Bakingia were relegated to camps for the displaced for between 3 months to 2 years and not everyone returned. For the sixty families who did return, houses needed to be rebuilt in the place of the destroyed ones. Once that was done, they turned to Aid to the Church in Need to get help for the reconstruction of their Church which was also destroyed. Thanks to donations from our many benefactors, the villagers can rejoice at having a church of their very own!
We have supported them with an amount of $26,775 – but their great joy is worth so much more!