July 9, 2012. (Romereports.com)
The Pontifical Foundation of Aid to the Church in Need has released their annual report for 2011. It shows the organization collecting just over 100 million dollars, the majority of which coming from individual donations.
In an act of transparency, the Foundation also shows where this money is spent, in areas like construction, Catechesis, and different forms of aid to places where Christians live in difficult situations.
The donations help to fund more than 4,000 different projects in 145 countries, the majority of these projects take place in Africa and the Middle East.
Also, during the last World Youth Day in Madrid, Aid to the Church in Need supplied 700,000 copies of the New Youth Catechism, known as YOUCAT.
The Foundation was originally created in 1947 by the Dutch priest Werenfried Van Straaten. It has worked for over 60 years to bring assistance to Christians throughout the world that face persecution.