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Relief Donations Day brings in the money

BEIJING (SE): The first collection for Relief Donations Day that was taken up in churches across China on Palm Sunday this year amounted to approximately 775,000 yuan ($930,000) and has been entrusted for distribution to the Jinde Charities, the only government-registered Catholic aid organisation in the country.
 
Although the collection on April 9 was somewhat controversial, the money collected in 15 dioceses and 33 parishes made up around 90 per cent of the grand total.
 

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Wary of government hand in fund raising drive

HONG KONG (UCAN): Some people are expressing skepticism over what was billed as Relief Donations Day to support the outreach efforts carried out by Jinde Charities, the only Catholic charity in China that is a registered non-government organisation.

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