Radio Maria Seeing Worldwide Success

Catholic Station Now in 54 Countries

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MADRID, SEPT. 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Catholic broadcasting company Radio Maria continues to grow worldwide, now present in 54 nations with 65 new broadcasting stations in various languages.

Recently, the Catholic chain has been welcomed in Switzerland, Slovakia and Ukraine.

Three new broadcasting stations in the United States have also been incorporated to the Global Family of Radio Maria: in Washington, Boston, and an additional one in Chicago for Italian-speaking listeners.

Moreover, within the campaign «United in Communion» (a project of the Global Family of Radio Maria to help its expansion on the African continent), Cameroon will be the next broadcasting station to be incorporated in the worldwide network.

In Africa, it is already heard in 14 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. 

A communiqué from Radio Maria noted that the plans of the Catholic broadcasting station are to be extended to 10 additional countries over the next two years.

«We count on the generous aid of our listeners,» the communiqué explained. «In Spain, specifically, we allocate 15% of each donation we receive to help projects coming from the African continent.»

Radio Maria was born in Italy in 1987. It attributes its growth to the collaboration of 400 volunteers in programming and 3,000 volunteer workers in promotion and diffusion.

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