Catholic Mission in Sudan

Catholic Mission has long had a presence in war-torn Sudan, and continues

with its important work amongst the recent humanitarian crisis in the Darfur
region.

Catholic Mission, internationally, this year is providing A$1,548,239 to Sudan, to
help children’s projects as well as partnering local churches and communities.

Catholic Mission’s funds help towards the running costs of schools and
kindergartens, often for children who are the victims of war or are displaced
children, forced to flee their homes under the tyranny of the militia rebels. The
rescue and rehabilitation of child soldiers is another necessary work. The
funds help provide children with food, medicine, school materials and uniforms.

Restoring and rebuilding churches and parish centres is another way Catholic
Mission is helping in Sudan. Money is provided also for training catechists,
transportation for priests and pastoral workers, vestments for Mass, and
providing healthcare for priests, religious and laity that are often working with
the displaced people and helping them through the crisis.

Australia currently has four religious missionaries working in Sudan, one
Christian Brother, two OLSH Sisters and one Salesian Priest.

If you would like to help Catholic Mission continue to send aid to Sudan and
achieve their vision of Life for All, please call 1800 257 296 or visit
www.catholicmission.org.au to make a donation.

For further information contact John Griffiths, Catholic Mission, ph: 02 66287307.