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Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Church in Central and Eastern Europe

The countries in Central and Eastern Europe have faced many years of hardship. They have been oppressed by czars, radical communism, horrendous crimes against humanity, and revolutionary, civil, and world wars. Under communism, organized religion was opposed in favor of atheism to overthrow the power of the Russian Orthodox Church. Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991, Central and Eastern European countries have been working to rebuild political structures, social welfare, and their economies.

The USCCB Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe funds projects in 28 countries to build the pastoral capacity of the Church and to rebuild and restore the faith in these countries. The funds collected in the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe are used to support seminaries, youth ministry, social service programs, pastoral centers, church construction and renovation, and Catholic communications projects.

Years after the fall of communism, even though some are now European Union citizens, the Catholics of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union still have great needs. The 2019 Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will focus on the theme "Restore the Church. Build the Future."

Source: http://www.usccb.org/catholic-giving/opportunities-for-giving/central-and-eastern-europe/index.cfm

 

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You may contribute to Combined Collections: Church in Mission 2019 by donating online using our secured page.

You may also make a donation by mailing your check (made out to Combined Collections) to:

Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Development Office
Combined Collections
3501 S. Lake Dr.
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

For questions, please call Michele Nabih at 414-769-3323.

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