Catholic Church in Spain sees funds reach record highs

The Spanish Episcopal Conference (SEC) on March 2 announced that more Catholics donated part of their state taxes to their Church in 2020 than ever before.

Spaniards have the option of allocating 0.7% of their taxes to certain causes, including the Church.

And in 2020 some 8.5 million people — about a third of all taxpayers — ticked the box for the Catholic Church. That’s significantly higher than the 7.3 million that did so a year earlier.

It is also noteworthy that in comparison to the previous year, 106,000 additional contributions were made to the Church.

“With all its heart, the Church gives thanks for the trust that this implies,” the bishops said.

But the situation varies from one territory to another.

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