During the General Synod of 2015, Fr. Jesús María Aristín Seco prepared a brief report on the activities carried out in our missions during the three-year period from 2012 to 2015. On that occasion, in his report on: “Projects of evangelization, promotion and development“, he noted:
“We worked to aid our missions in the achievement of projects for evangelization, advancement and development. We have done this by encouraging them and helping them to bring their projects to the attention of International organizations and agencies.
In this time period, we have received requests from 79 different projects, and we have been able to gain assistance for 49 of them. Africa is the region which has most frequently asked for our assistance, undoubtedly because it has the greatest level of needs.
We were present for the Vicariate Congresses of CARLW and GEMM, held in February of 2013. During second visit, we took part in the Assembly for Superiors, Economes and Formation Personnel of Africa; it was held in Nairobi, in February of 2014. Our efforts were directed at helping them along the road of self-sufficiency, so that they would not have to continue being dependent on external help. There is still a long way to go. The Mission Fund will continue to support this goal.
We also visited the communities of our Bulgaria Mission in November of 2013.”