Transport for pastoral care
Seeing the great tragedy following the second world war, Father Werenfried van Straaten sent ‘chapel trucks’ as mobile churches to displaced persons across Europe. Today, Aid to the Church in Need continues to ensure that spiritual aid and pastoral care reaches areas of need.
Applications for assistance in purchasing means of transport come from every continent - trucks, cars, motorcycles, bikes, and even, in mountainous regions, mules - we must not let the tyranny of distance or harsh terrain stand in the way of the spiritual life of the Catholic people. Every year we will finance some 400 cars, 200 motorcycles, 300 bicycles boat and a couple of boats.