?In his address to the Parliament yesterday on Church/State matters, Prime Minister Patrick Manning outlined funds that were allocated to religious organisations by the Ecclesiastical grant over a ten-year period:
Roman Catholic Church: $1,157,240
Anglican Church: $515,000
Presbyterian Church: $264,400
Methodist Church: $101,000
Seventh-Day Adventists: $176,000
Spiritual Baptists: $132,000
Orthodox Baptists: $169,400
Moravian Church: $35,000
Pentecostal Church: $250,800
Jehovah Witnesses: $14,000
Church of God: $32,000
Christian Brethren: $8,900
Trustees of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church: $4,880.
Schools–(From 2005 to present): 60 government-ssisted schools
Total cost $138.1 million. Government paid $118.05 million or 85.5 per cent of total cost.