The Knights of Columbus Helps to Support Orphans in Africa


In Africa our effort to help AIDS orphans is well underway with a new primary school being built in Uganda and a similar project due to begin soon in Kenya. Our partners in this effort are the Apostles of Jesus, the first community of missionary priests and brothers to be founded in Africa. One hundred and thirty years after Father McGivney first encouraged us to provide assistance to widows and orphans, there is no group of orphans — as many as 15 million of them — more in need of our help than the children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. It is especially gratifying to be able to work in this endeavor with Father Paul Gaggawala, our former Pennsylvania state chaplain, who is now director of mission promotion for the Apostles of Jesus.