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New Parish Church Pews, Benin

St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus Parish, Cove`, Benin

Fr. Innocent was tasked with opening a new parish in Benin. Local volunteers assisted in the construction of the rudimentary structure, however, there was no budget to purchase pews or benches for the faithful to utilize during services in the church.

The parish opened in early 2014 to an estimated 750 parishioners. There are an estimated 1.5 million baptised Roman Catholics in the Republic of Benin, or about 23% of the population, in ten dioceses and archdioceses.

Coordinator: Fr. Innocent Baba, CSSp
Cost: $6,100
Raised to-date: $1,100
Funds required: $5,000

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