EUROPE/SPAIN - Despite the crisis, the PMS in Spain has increased the support for missions by 20%

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Madrid (Agenzia Fides) - Despite the economic crisis that the country is experiencing, the Pontifical Mission Societies of Spain (PMS) have managed to increase its support to missions by collecting 19.52% more than the previous year.
"We thank the generosity of the Spanish and all the volunteers, who with their work of animation and missionary cooperation have infected the Spanish with generosity - said the National Director of the PMS in Spain, Father Anastasio Gil García to Fides. The increase of 19.52% was made possible through donations, but also thanks to a significant increase of more than 50% of the contributions of the Spanish dioceses, the result of small offerings of the faithful".
Yesterday the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Spanish Bishops' Conference concluded, that reflected and prepared the draft document of pastoral guidance of the Church in Spain, on the theme "Iglesia servidora de los pobres" ("The Church at the service of the poor") in preparation for the plenary Assembly to be held from April 20 to 24 2015. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 26/02/2015)