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Fund Raising


Any person, whether cleric, religious or lay, wishing to collect money for any pious purpose or to solicit funds for a Catholic institution (church, hospital, school, etc.) has to obtain the written permission of the Bishop. @@

This refers to all means of collecting money such a bazaars, raffles, gala premieres, door-to-door calls, walkathons, special sales. @@

The faithful are hereby warned that donations for any pious or ecclesiastical institution or purpose can be solicited only by persons duly authorized, as stated above. @@

To avoid abuses and to ensure the proper coordination of fund-raising activities in the diocese, the written permission of the Bishop is to be requested well in advance, each time these activities are to be carried out. @@

This permission is to be obtained before any approach is made to the relevant civil authorities.

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