Training of priests and religious

The theological training and qualification of seminarians has always been an important focus of our aid. Afer all, future priests will ultimately be spiritual pillars and safeguard sacramental life. Therefore, our educational assistance mainly flows into countries where the suitable and continuous training of future priests is endangered or is not adequately ensured due to poverty, war or persecution.

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we were able to fund a total of 10,991 seminarians in 2023. The continuing education of God’s servants is also an important concern to us. During the reporting year, we sponsored the continuing education of 132 priests, who themselves will train seminarians and thus maintain the qualitative level of priestly formation in their home countries over the long term.

Scholarships are the seed which we hope will yield ripe fruit for the Church.

In the Andes near Cusco, Peru
In the Andes near Cusco, Peru

In 2023, we were also able to award 240 scholarships to priests who, for example, are pursuing a doctorate or an additional course of study. In terms of continental distribution, 44,6% of our scholarship holders came from Africa, 39,6% from Asia, 15% from Latin America and 0,8% from Eastern Europe.


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