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The 3 rd European Secular Franciscan and Franciscan Youth Congress took place in Lithuania 20-26 August. During the Congress the intermediate results of the social initiative “Well4Africa” were presented.

The sum collected by the national fraternities from different countries up to the end of the Congress was 38.122 Euro. The most active in fundraising were Lithuania, Poland, Hungary and United Kingdom with Gibraltar.

It was also decided to continue this project and after having installed the first three water boreholes, to help other local African communities, suffering from the lack of drinking water. Moreover, a German Franciscan Foundation “Missionszentrale der Franziskaner” has already approved their involvement in this initiative of the Secular Franciscan Order, granting a part of the necessary amount. The implementation of the first three water projects will begin in the autumn of 2018.